At least eight people, including a Deputy Sheriff, was killed in a shootout in the American city of God Citta located in the County of Lincoln, state of Mississippi. On suspicion in Commission of this crime detained a 35-year-old Willie Corey Godbolt, who, as suspected by the police, also took hostage 16-year-old.
About it writes on Sunday, may 28, local newspaper the Daily Leader, citing County Sheriff Steve Rushing.
According to the Sheriff, his assistant responded to a call of a resident of one of the houses on the street Do Drive, which demanded the evacuation of the suspect from the building. It was there that he shot and killed four people. The place of death of the other victims – a house on the street Coopertown road. The names of the dead press to the present moment does not publish.
The publication notes that Willie Godbolt has the rich criminal past. In 2005, he was convicted of armed robbery with aggravating circumstances. He stole a wallet and jewelry, threatening his victim with a gun.
Previously, he was prosecuted for the attack on the office of Sheriff of the County of Lincoln, disorderly conduct, driving without a license and contempt of court.
In an interview with the Clarion-Ledger Godbolt said he committed the crime because «he loves his wife, children and the city of God Citta».
In connection with these events, Governor Phil Bryant issued a statement which said: «I ask all residents of Mississippi prisoedinitsja to me and my wife Deborah and pray for those who died in Lincoln County. Every day men and women who wear police uniforms, sacrifice, defending his players and serving them. Too often we lose the best of them. I thank law enforcement for their hard work and ask God to grant mercy to all who suffered in this brutal tragedy.»
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