Mississippi shooting last night that killed eight people has shocked the nation. The dead included a deputy sheriff too. The alleged shooter has been arrested and he reportedly accepted his role in the three separate shootings.
But the man who has been accused of shooting doesn’t seem to be in a stable mind. Officials’ are not confirming his role in the shooting. A CBSNews report says that shootings took place at three difference places on Saturday night – two in Brookhaven and one in Bogue Chitto. Reports suggest that the shooting started when authorities got a call about a domestic dispute, investigators said.
An NBC report says that at least two among the dead were young boys. Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said charges had yet to be filed and it was too soon to say what the motive was. Authorities gave no details on the relationship between Godbolt and the victims.
In the meantime officials have confirmed that William Durr, sheriff’s deputy also lost his life during the shooting incidents.
Reports suggest that Durr was a very religious officer and prior to joining the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, the 36 year old officer worked as a police officer in another jurisdiction.
A CBSNews report claims that the sheriff’s deputy lost his life when he responded to a domestic violence call in rural Mississippi on Saturday. The name of the suspect is being cited as Willie Cory Godbolt and Cory or Corey Godbolt.
In a Facebook post, one of his friends said, “Growing up in a community like Brookhaven, you meet people when your young that you will know the rest of your life. One of the lifetime friends for me was William Durr. Over the years, life had drawn us together in several different ways. Each time, we would pick up with the retelling of childhood memories that always brought a smile to our face. His laughter was contagious. I can remember him calling me and being so tickled that he had saw the ‘mayor of Hilltop’ somewhere in the wild. He would laugh so much, he could barely get the story out. Time would pass and we’d pick up right where we’d left off. We shared a lot of laughs, but several tears too. I can remember being at Macedonia and just hugging him. He had just lost his daddy. I remember answering a call and hearing the words, I love you man, when he found out about my daddy. He understood. He cared. I will remember William Durr as an officer, husband, father, ventriloquist, and friend. But I will never forget him as a brother in Christ. How do I know? November 20th, 2017”.
“Ava Grace had been in the NICU for over a month. We were tired. We were weary. Exhausted. It was just a day where I was down. Then I got a text. I was so upset I didn’t want to look at it, but I did. It was from William Durr. This picture is what it said. I share this because that is who William was. Above all else. He was a child of God. I thank God that he allowed our paths to cross and I pray for all that mourn this day.
“Here’s the photo that Case shared. “God is so good,” Durr wrote in the text message exchange with Case, sharing a Bible verse:
Officials suggest that the shooting started when the sheriff’s deputy responded to a domestic call. Authorities claim that the slain officer’s body was found near the bodies of three women. An NBC report claims that the suspect went to two other homes, killing two boys and an adult man and woman. The ages and identifies of those victims have also not been released.
Durr is married with a son. Meanwhile Mississippi governor, Phil Bryant in a statement said, “I ask all Mississippians to join Deborah and me in praying for those lost in Lincoln County…Every day, the men and women who wear the badge make some measure of sacrifice to protect and serve their communities. Too often, we lose one of our finest. I thank the law enforcement agencies involved for their hard work. May the peace of the Almighty wash over those hurting after this senseless tragedy.”