Suspect in custody after eight killed in MS shootings

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A man was taken into custody after he allegedly killed eight people, including a deputy, authorities in MS said Sunday morning. Local news agencies identified the suspect as Cory Godbolt and posted a video of him handcuffed and pushed to the ground by police.

Two of the targeted homes were in Brookhaven, while the third incident occurred in Bogue Chitto.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that Godbolt's murder spree started late Saturday night when a sheriff's deputy responded to a homeowner who wanted Godbolt removed from their property.

Lincoln County is a mostly rural area near Mississippi's southern border with Louisiana, about 65 miles south of Jackson, the state's capital.

Police said a 35-year-old suspect has been arrested and charges are being filed against him.

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Rushing said to The Daily Leader that Godbolt was captured before 7 a.m.at Super Jack's.

Lincoln County authorities have apprehended Godbolt.

"I was having a conversation with her stepdaddy and her mama and her, my wife, about me taking my children home", the man said in the video. "Somebody called the officer, people that didn't even live at the house".

"My intentions was to have God kill me".

MS governor Phil Bryant issued a statement noting the "sacrifice" made by law enforcement officers to protect and serve their communities. "Every day, the men and women who wear the badge make some measure of sacrifice to protect and serve their communities", he said in a statement posted on Facebook.

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