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8 Killed in Mississippi Shooting Spree | Suspect Arrested



Willie Corey | Photo Credit: Mississipi Department of Public Safety

Willie Corey | Photo Credit: Mississipi Department of Public Safety

One Willie Corey, 35 of Bogue Chitto has been arrested over the death of 8 persons, including a deputy Sheriff, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) has said.

According to CNN, the killing spree started at about 11.30PM on Saturday after a domestic call to Lee Drive, and the suspect was arrested just before 7AM (Sunday) at the Super Jackson’s at East Lincoln Road and Highway 84.

Authorities found the bodies of three females and the deputy at that location.

At a second crime scene in the 1600 block Coopertown Road in Brookhaven, the bodies of two juvenile males were found.

Authorities found a man and a woman dead at the 300 block of East Lincoln Road in Brookhaven.

The deputy killed in the shooting has been identified as 36-year-old William Durr. He was a two year veteran of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, and he was a four-year veteran of the Brookhaven Police Department.

Speaking to journalists as he was being arrested, Corey said he had gone to a residence to talk with people there about taking his children home.

“Somebody called the officer. People that didn’t even live at the house. That’s what they do. They intervene. It cost him his life. I’m sorry. My pain wasn’t designed for him. He (officer) was just there.”

When he was asked what the future holds for him, he said “Death.”

“Suicide by cop was my intention. I ain’t fit to live. Not after what I’ve done,” he said.

Identification of the remaining victims are pending notification of next of kin.

Photo Credit: Mississipi Department of Public Safety

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