SO SAD: Teen dies shielding cousin from sporadic gunfire


A shooter bursted into the lounge of a southern Mississippi home at midnight where teens were playing computer games.

Caleb Edwards, 15, said the man — whom he knows as Corey Godbolt — requested to know where his cousin’s folks where. Jordan Blackwell, 18, said they were gone to another town.

At that, Godbolt “just began shooting,” Caleb said.

As people mixed to cover up inside the Brookhaven home, Blackwell utilized his own particular body to shield his cousin Caleb from the gunfire.

With his mom remaining close by Monday, Caleb talked placidly as he described to The Associated Press how he felt the compel of the effect as Blackwell was shot Sunday.

“He cherished me enough to take a few slugs for me,” Caleb said.

Caleb’s 11-year-old sibling, Austin Edwards, was additionally shot to death in that lounge room early Sunday. They were among the eight individuals killed in three houses in a frenzy that began late Saturday after enforcementofficers were called about a domestic dispute. A deputy sheriff was among those killed. The other seven were all relatives or acquaintances of the accused shooter.

Examiners said Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, will be accused of one check of capital murder and seven tallies of first degree kill. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation representative Warren Strain said the charges could change as the examination proceeds.

Godbolt was hospitalized for a gunshot wound and was in great condition Monday; it wasn’t clear who shot him. He could show up Tuesday.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation recognized some of those slaughtered as: Barbara Mitchell, 55; Brenda May, 53; Tocarra May, 35; Ferral Burage, 45; and Shelia Burage, 46; and agent William Durr, 36. The guardians of Austin Edwards and Jordan Blackwell recognized their children as alternate casualties.


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