Sunday, May 28, 2017

DL: Lincoln County, MS, deputy, 7 others killed in shooting spree; suspect in custody - 'Our strength is in our diversity!'

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A Bogue Chitto man accused of fatally shooting a Lincoln County deputy and seven other people including two juveniles overnight will likely be charged with one count of capital murder and seven counts of first degree murder, said Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain.
The deputy has been identified as 36-year-old William Durr. Durr was a two year veteran of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and a four year veteran of the Brookhaven Police Department, Strain said. Durr is the first Lincoln County officer killed in the line of duty, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.
Authorities are calling it a shooting spree.
The suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Willie Cory Godbolt of 377 Brister Street in Bogue Chitto. He was taken into custody shortly before 7 a.m. near Super Jack’s at East Lincoln Road and Hwy. 84.
The identities of the other victims are pending notification of next of kin. The investigation is on-going. ...