Mississippi shooting spree kills 8

A man who went on a shooting spree in the U.S. State of Mississippi has been arrested after killing eight people, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff's deputy.

A senseless killing spree terrorizes the U.S. State of Mississippi, leaving 8 people dead, among them a local deputy sheriff.

Gunman, Willie Corey Godbolt, attacked victims in three separate locations on Saturday in Mississippi's Lincoln county.

A sheriff's deputy, identified as William Durr, was fatally shot after responding to an emergency call regarding a domestic dispute late on Saturday night at a house in Bogue Chitto.

The suspect also killed 3 females at the house, before heading to another residence in the nearby city of Brookhaven and fatally shooting two boys, he then headed to a third address to kill a male and a female victim. Except for the deputy, the victims have not been identified.

35 years old Godbolt, who was arrested on Sunday, spoke to a local paper saying he intended to commit "suicide by cop".

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