Eight Dead in Mississippi Shooting Spree, Suspect in Custody

(Willie Godbolt being arrested on May 29, 2017. Photo credit: Therese Apel/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

CTV News reports that a Mississippi man was arrested this morning and charged with murdering eight people Saturday night, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff’s deputy, over an alleged domestic dispute involving his children.

35-year-old Willie Godbolt is accused of shooting seven family members to death as well as the police officer in a rampage which spanned three homes.

Authorities offered no motive for the crimes, but said prosecutors intend to charge Godbolt with murder. The suspect was hospitalized in good condition after being shot himself.

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