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.
BREAKING: APD Interim Chief Joseph Chacon says the shooting suspect is tentatively identified as Stephen Nicholas Broderick. Police are putting out his name in hopes the public can help locate him. They are concerned he could potentially take a hostage while evading police. pic.twitter.com/ClGXLyQc1U— MelanieTorre (@melanietorre) April 18, 2021
Austin Police Chief Chacon provided an on scene brief today, regarding the incident at Great Hills Trail and Rain Creek Parkway. Please see attached photo of the suspect, Stephen Broderick, 41 years of age, black male who is 5 feet and 7 inches tall. https://t.co/HQu5bOwhlc pic.twitter.com/EVDU64Rph2— Austin Police Department (@Austin_Police) April 18, 2021
⚠️🇺🇸#URGENT: Austin gunman identified as a previous Sheriff’s Office detective#Austin l #TX— Intel Point ALERTS (@IntelPointAlert) April 18, 2021
Police have identified the gunman in today’s mass shooting as an ex Travis County Sheriff’s Office detective.
Stephen Nicholas Broderick, 41, fled the scene and is believed to be armed. pic.twitter.com/GN7xKqP3YE
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