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Eight people killed in Miss. shooting spree

A MISSISSIPPI man has been arrested in connection with a shooting spree early Sunday morning which left eight people – including a deputy  – dead.

Eight people are dead and a suspect arrested after a shooting spree in Mississippi early Sunday morning, according to authorities. The man – identified as Willie Corey Godbolt, 35 – is believed by authorities to be the gunman who killed a deputy sheriff and seven other people, including four women, another man and two boys in three locations in Lincoln County.

The shootings followed a call to police over a domestic dispute. In a video posted online by the Clarion-Ledger newspaper, the suspect said, “Suicide by cop was my intention. I ain’t fit to live. Not after what I’ve done.”

Godbolt is being treated at a local hospital for a gunshot wound.  The deputy has been identified as William Durr. None of the other victims have been released by authorities.

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