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Austin Shooting Suspect On The Run Identified As Ex-Cop Charged With Child Sex Assault

Austin, TX – The killer who murdered three people at an apartment Sunday morning has been tentatively identified as an ex-cop who was charged last year with sexually assaulting a child.

The shooting occurred in the 9300 block of Great Hills Trail at an apartment complex at around 11:42 a.m., according to KXAN.

Authorities initially said that the incident was an “active shooting” but later said that three people were murdered in a domestic situation, according to CBS Austin.

The victims were described as two adult Hispanic females and an adult black male.

Police identified the suspect at 41-year-old Stephen Nicholas Broderick.

Broderick remains at large, should be considered armed and dangerous, and police are concerned that he may take hostages while fleeing.

Broderick is described as a black male, 5’7″, and an average build. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses, and grey hoodie.

The suspect is a former Travis County Sheriff’s Office detective who was charged last June with first-degree felony sexual assault of a child.

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Written by
Christopher Berg

Editor-in-Chief: Twitter/@SnarkyCop. Christopher left his job as a police officer to manage The Police Tribune to provide context to the public about police incidents. Before becoming a police officer, he worked as a law enforcement dispatcher trainer.

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Written by Christopher Berg

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