AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM.COM) — The search for a shooting suspect, identified as Stephen Broderick, is underway after three people were killed in Austin Sunday, police said.
Police said they responded to the shooting near Great Hills Trail and Rain Creek Parkway in the northwestern part of the city. The city’s mayor, Steve Adler, said it happened at the Arboretum Oaks Apartments.
Police said two women and a man were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities have not yet been released.
Residents in the area were urged to shelter in place for a majority of the afternoon while the search continued, but police later lifted that and said residents should stay vigilant.
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
During an update Sunday afternoon, Austin Police Interim Chief Joseph Chacon said the department released the name of the 41-year-old suspect as a “matter of public safety.”
On June 17, 2020, CBS Austin reported Broderick was a Travis County Sheriff’s Office detective and was charged with first-degree felony sexual assault of a child.
Broderick is considered armed and dangerous and police said they are concerned he may take hostages.
Police said they believe the shooting was a domestic situation due to the suspect knowing the victims.
This is a developing story and will be updated.