Posts Tagged ‘Suicide’

postheadericon [VIDEO] “Suicide by cop was my intention.” Man Kills 8, Gives Interview After Being Shot By Police

BOGUE CHITTO, MISSISSIPPI — A man who was determined to get custody of his children from his estranged wife went on a murderous rampage Saturday, killing 8 people. The victims included two boys and a police officer.

From NY Daily News;

Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, gunned down his victims at three separate homes in a rural part of the state and only stopped his bloodshed when he ran out of bullets, according to state investigators.

He was taken into custody by local law enforcement after being shot. He told a Clarion-Ledger newspaper reporter at the scene that he had hoped to die in a shootout.

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The bloody rampage began at about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday at a home in the town of Bogue Chitto after the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a domestic dispute call.

Godbolt, who lives in Bogue Chitto, shot his victims at three separate homes — two of which were in the nearby town of Brookhaven — according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

In the video interview below, we witness a rare interview from a person who just committed a mass shooting, and he seems to be relatively calm as he’s speaking with a reporter from the Clarion-Ledger newspaper.

Godbolt told the reporter that a person had called 911 while he was talking with his estranged wife and other members of the family.

When a deputy arrived, Godbolt began to leave and then turned around and started shooting.

The officer who was killed was identified as 36-year-old William Durr, who was with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for 2 years.

The other victims have not yet been identified.

During the interview, Godbolt was asked what’s next for him.

“Death”, Godbolt replied. “My intentions was to have God kill me. I ran out of bullets. Suicide by cop was my intention.”

Godbolt also said that the people who called 911 “cost him his life”, referring to the police officer who was killed. Any sane person, however, would know that it was Godbolt who cost the officer his life, and the lives of the other 7 victims.

In the end, a good guy with a gun stopped this rampage. It’s a sad reality that people are out there who would give their troubles to others by killing. The only thing we have to rely on are armed folks who can be there to step in and take these people out.

Concealed Nation

postheadericon [NSFW] Security Guard Shoots Suicide Bomber Before He Can Detonate Vest With People Nearby

ISTANBUL, TURKEY — A coordinated attack involving a number of suicide bombers took place at the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. Thirty one people are confirmed dead and as many as sixty injured. In one harrowing video, a security guard is able to shoot one of the suicide bombers before he was able to detonate.

Another police officer allegedly dove onto another suicide bomber but was consumed in the blast.

The attack kicked off in the entranceway of the airport — well before the security screening area. It’s a harrowing reminder that Islamic State militants are able to perpetrate extreme attacks far from their base of operations in Syria and Iraq.

News agencies like NBC and Sky News can give you greater insight onto the event, but we wanted to discuss the security guard who was able to save countless lives by neutralizing the attacker with his gun.

The suicide bomber was still able to detonate but the quick reflexes of this security officer was able to neutralize him long enough to evacuate people from the area.

News reports disagree about precisely how many explosions took place, how many suicide bombers participated, and a number of other elements. It’s giving us a real understanding that these types of attacks — whether in a nightclub or an airport — do not reveal themselves easily.

Just because one suicide bomber was neutralized, there may be more. Just because one shooter is taken down doesn’t mean there aren’t more behind him or lying in wait.

If the events in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and countless of other places reveal anything is that the enemy will be unpredictable.

This directly applies to concealed carry practices here in the United States.

If you are so fortunate as to neutralize an attacker before he can do you harm, never assume he is acting alone.

A trend I remember from my days in Iraq was the use of follow-up attacks after a main attack. In any coordinated attack, you have the main elements that kick it off and then you sometimes have groups of men who show up to fight once the fight is believed to be over. Often times they can target emergency services, police officers, and even innocent civilians.

Any target that is a “target of opportunity” is a valid target. And we unfortunately live in a world where we are beginning to see that we can be targets of opportunity.

Our jobs, collectively, is to make those targets hardened.

There are good people out there in this world that will rise to the occasion when bad guys attack. And I guarantee there will be concealed carriers amongst them willing to answer that call.

Concealed Nation