Authorities said Sunday a man has been arrested after eight people, including a sheriff's deputy, were shot and killed in Mississippi, The Associated Press reported.
The shootings occurred at three homes in rural Lincoln County Saturday night, according to Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain, the AP reported. The victims' names have not been released.
Charges have not been filed against the suspect who was arrested in Brookhaven, where two of the shootings occurred. The third was in Bogue Chitto, an unincorporated town, the AP reported.
The suspect, 36-year-old Cory Godbolt, spoke to The Clarion-Ledger while in handcuffs after the shootings.
“I ain’t fit to live, not after what I done,” Godbolt told the newspaper in comments recorded on video. “I was having a conversation with her stepdaddy and her mama and her, my wife, about me taking my children home. Somebody called the officer, people that didn’t even live at the house. That’s what they do. They intervene.
“They cost him his life,” the suspect said of the deputy who was killed. “I’m sorry.”
Godbolt said he didn't expect to survive his encounter with police.
“Suicide by cop was my intention," he said.