Three kids killed in front of their mom by her husband

Robert Hodges, 33, was arrested shortly after midnight Thursday morning for killing his wife's three children at their West Sacramento, California home.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on Thursday for murdering his wife's three children. 

Robert Hodges was taken into custody shortly after midnight early Thursday morning, after he was pulled over by California Highway Patrol officers on Interstate 80 near West El Camino Avenue in Sacramento. 

Hours earlier, police were called to a West Sacramento apartment complex for a domestic violence incident. 

Three children were killed at this apartment complex in West Sacramento on Wednesday by their mother's husband

Three children were killed at this apartment complex in West Sacramento on Wednesday by their mother's husband

On the way to the apartment, they got a second call, saying that the children in the apartment were possibly dead. 

Police and first responders tried life-saving measures on the children but all three were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police say Hodges was married to the children's mother, but it's unclear if he was their father. He had fled the scene by the time they arrived. 

West Sacramento police Sgt. Roger Kinney said the mother witnessed the killings, and that she, too, was a victim of domestic violence. 

Police have not released details on how the children died. They also have not revealed their ages or genders.