Brookhaven, #Mississippi, a rural community approximately 60 miles south of Jackson was the scene of a devastating #Shooting Saturday night that left 8 people dead including a Sheriff's deputy.

Authorities say the shooting occurred at 3 separate homes in the rural Lincoln County last night. The suspect is in custody but according to Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain it is too "premature" to discuss a motive at this time.

Suspect identified as Willie Corry Godbolt

The suspect, Willie Cory Godbolt, 35 has confessed to the killings and says he did not intend to be captured alive.

"My intentions was to have God kill me. I ran out of bullets," he said. "Suicide by cop was my intention," says Godbolt.

“I ain’t fit to live, not after what I done,” Godbolt says “Not in y’all eyes, not in nobody else’s eyes.” Godbolt went to the first home in Bogue Chitto to discuss his children. That's when neighbors called the authorities.

#Godbolt showed remorse for the Sheriff's deputy. As he was waiting to be transported by the authorities Godbolt, with hands handcuffed behind his back, stated "We was talking about me trying to take the children home... somebody called the officer.... that's what they do, they intervene. It cost him his life. I'm sorry.

Godbolt has extensive criminal history

Local sources have reported that Godbolt has an extensive criminal history:

Armed robbery and aggravated assault in 2005 after he allegedly struck a man with a pistol and took his cash and jewelry;

In 2013, the #Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office charged him with simple assault;

Arrested in 2015 for disorderly conduct/breach of peace and failure to comply with a request from a sheriff;

Arrested in 2015 for speeding, driving with a suspended license, and no proof of liability insurance by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

In 2016, Godbolt filed an appeal to a judgment against him in a simple assault and disorderly conduct case.

Mississippi Governor notes sacrifice made by officers.

In a statement issued by Gov. Phil Bryant, he urged the state's residents to pray for the victims of last night's deadly attack. He also noted the "sacrifice" made by law enforcement officers to Protect And Serve their communities.

"Every day, the men and women who wear the badge make some measure of sacrifice to protect and serve their communities. Too often, we lose one of our finest. I thank the law enforcement agencies involved for their hard work," Bryant said in a statement.