Gunman shoots eight people dead including a sheriff's deputy after 'domestic argument with his wife over their children turned violent'

A sheriff's deputy, two underage boys and five adults were shot and killed at three different residences in Mississippi allegedly by a 35-year-old gunman who after being arrested by police callously said the crimes stemmed from a domestic argument over children.

Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said the suspect is Willie Cory Godbolt, aged 35 of Bogue Chitto, which is an unincorporated town of about 500 people located about 68 miles south of Jackson, the capital.

He was captured Sunday morning shortly before 7am at Super Jack's at East Lincoln Road and Hwy. 84, Rushing said.