AUSTIN, Texas — Three people were killed in a shooting in Northwest Austin on Sunday morning.
And, after hours on the run, the suspect--who is former law enforcement--was taken into custody on Monday morning.
The shooting happened at Great Hills Trail and Rain Creek Parkway at the Arboretum Oaks Apartments.
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According to Austin-Travis County EMS, three adults were killed. The victims have been tentatively identified as two Hispanic females and a Black male. Officials say they believe the victims were all known to the suspect, but their exact relationship is unknown.
Elgin ISD says two of the victims were a current and former student in the district, Willie Simmons III and Alyssa Broderick.
Police say a child was involved but is safely in custody.
Austin Police Interim Chief Joseph Chacon identified the suspect as Stephen Nicholas Broderick, who is a former detective with the Travis County Sheriff's Office.
Broderick was captured near Manor around 7:05 Monday morning, according to Austin Police Department and Travis County Sheriff's Office.
Police say two people called in after spotting him walking in the 12300 block of Old Kimbro Rd.
An unmarked unit from Manor PD drove by first to confirm the incident and try to identify the suspect.
He was then given verbal command to surrender and he complied and was transported to the Travis County Jail.
According to court records, Broderick was charged with first-degree felony sexual assault of a child last year. He was released on a $50,000 bond in June of 2020. Sunday, the Travis County District Attorney's Office announced they have now filed a motion to revoke the bond.
The Travis County DA's Office is also asking that Broderick be held without bail.
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Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez issued the following statement after Broderick's arrest:
“I’m truly heartbroken that a former Travis County Sheriff’s Office Deputy is the suspect in such a horrific incident. TCSO is standing by to provide any, and all assistance we can to the families of the victims in their time of need. I’m proud of the integrity and professionalism shown by the men and women of TCSO, APD and other law enforcement agencies, who worked tirelessly throughout the night to locate Stephen Broderick. I’m especially grateful to the vigilant citizen who called 911 after seeing Broderick, and to the Manor PD officers and TCSO deputies who took him into custody this morning.”
Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene to assist Austin Police, including the Round Rock Police Department, the F.B.I., U.S. Marshals, and the Department of Public Safety.