Eight people are dead including a Lincoln County deputy after a shooting overnight.

The Clarion-Ledger reports authorities from multiple agencies took Cory Godbolt into custody on East Lincoln Road Sunday morning after they say he killed eight people, including a Lincoln County deputy.

The deputy’s name and the names of the other victims, have not yet been released.

(Photo: Therese Apel/ The Clarion-Ledger)

Godbolt fled from police and allegedly killed people at three different scenes in Lincoln County. He told The Clarion-Ledger reporter he did it because he loved his wife and children and he loves Bogue Chitto.

As authorities took Godbolt to the ground, he was saying he had been shot by someone inside the home

This is a developing story. We are on the scene in Lincoln County. Check back here for updates as this story unfolds.