Teen Died Shielding Cousin In Mississippi Family Murders


In this picture taken from video, family members of the shooting victims hold hands and pray, Shayla Edwards, whose son was murdered over the weekend is seen bowing her head, Monday, May 29, 2017 in Brookhaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Joshua Replogle)

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — It was after midnight when a gunman burst into the living room of a southern Mississippi home where young people were playing video games.

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

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

As people scrambled to hide inside the Brookhaven home, Blackwell used his own body to shield his cousin Caleb from the gunfire.

With his mother standing by his side Monday, Caleb spoke calmly as he recounted to The Associated Press how he felt the force of the impact as Blackwell was shot Sunday.

“He loved me enough to take some bullets for me,” Caleb said.

Caleb’s 11-year-old brother, Austin Edwards, was also shot to death in that living room early Sunday. They were among the eight people killed in three houses in a rampage that started late Saturday after …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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