Authorities said that eight people, including a sheriff's deputy, were fatally shot in rural Mississipppi, NBC News reported.
The shooting spree began around 11:30 p.m. Saturday when authortieis received a domestic disturbance call in Bogue Chitto, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. The Bureau added the vicitms were discovered in three separate locations in Lincoln County.
The slain deputy was identified as 36-year-old William Durr, a two-year veteran at the sheriff's department. The other victims were not yet identified.
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Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, was taken into custody, the bureau told NBC News. Following his arrest, he told The Clarion Ledger newspaper that he was talking with family members when someone called the authorities, adding that his intention was to be killed by police.