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CORRECTS TO SPELLING PROVIDED BY POLICE AS WILLIE COREY GODBOLT FROM CORY GODBOLT - Officers arrest suspect Willie Corey Godbolt on Sunday, May 28, 2017, following several fatal shootings Saturday in Lincoln County, Miss., officials said. (Therese Apel/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

8 people were killed in a shooting rampage in Mississippi. The suspect was arrested.


I ain't fit to live, not after what I done.
Willie Corey Godbolt

A man who apparently got into a dispute with his wife and in-laws Saturday night was arrested after authorities say he went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in Brookhaven, Mississippi, that left eight people dead. 

"I ain't fit to live, not after what I done," a handcuffed Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, told The Clarion-Ledger

Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shooting.

The shootings took place at three different homes. Two of the homes are located in Brookhaven and one is in Bogue Chitto, according to Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain. 

At this point, no charges have been filed and Strain said authorities are still working to determine the relationship between Godbolt and each of the victims. 

In a video interview with The Clarion-Ledger, Godbolt shed some light on how the events unfolded. 

Godbolt told a reporter that he was talking with his wife and members of her family when someone called the police. 

"I was having a conversation with her stepdaddy and her mama and her, my wife, about me taking my children home," he said. "Somebody called the officer, people that didn't even live at the house. That's what they do. They intervene."

The sheriff's deputy who responded to the call, 36-year-old William Durr, was among the victims of the Saturday night shooting rampage. 

Godbolt then admitted he didn't intend for authorities to capture him alive.

"My intentions was to have God kill me. I ran out of bullets," he said. "Suicide by cop was my intention."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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