Authorities confirmed that three people had been killed. Police believe this is a safe domestic situation for the general public.
AUSTON, Texas – Authorities say three people were killed in an “active attack” in northwestern Austin on Sunday morning. Although the police believe this neutral situation is safe for the general public, the suspect is still in custody.
Austin Police Department Interim boss Joe Chaconon said the 911 call near the Great Hills Trail and the Rain Creek Parkway came at around 11 a.m. on April 18 at 11 a.m. with a “high-speed call”. The first officer arrived at the scene at 11:46 p.m. The Shelter-place order lifted Until April 18, 4:45 p.m.
KVUE’s Tony Plohetsky’s shooting proves the complexity of the apartment. Austin Mayor Steve Adler Wrote on their Twitter page The shooting took place on the Arbor of Oaks apartments at 9617 Great Hills Trail.
When officers arrived, Chakon said they found three people injured. Austin-Travis County EMS The men were shot and medical staff performed a CPR, but all three died shortly afterwards.
Chakon, who identified the victims as two adult women and one adult, said their identities were still unknown. Initial reports A child was also involved in the incident in some way, but the child was present and safe.
The suspect was shot, and is still in hiding, identified as 41-year-old Stephen Nicholas Broderick. In a press release at 4:45 p.m. on April 18, Chakon said the search had shifted to “Fleeing Search.” He is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, sunglasses and a baseball cap. Broaderick in the picture below:
Chakon confirmed in a press release on April 18 at 4:45 p.m., Broderick was a former deputy of the Trevis County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the records, Broderick has a pending case Sexual assault on a child. He was arrested last June and released 16 days after being released on bail, according to KVUE staff. Austin American-American. The Travy County District Attorney announced on April 18 that he had filed a motion to dismiss the bond.
According to Chacon, police did not know where Broadband was headed and did not know whether he was in a vehicle or on foot. Authorities do not know what weapons were used or what Brockrick might still have in his possession.
Many law enforcement officers were on hand to find him, both on land and in helicopters.
According to Chakon, there are fears that Broderick could be held hostage and that he may have left law enforcement and taken refuge somewhere. Chacon emphasized that the risk was still high, but Broader believed that he knew and targeted the victims.
The show has not been considered an “active shooter” since 5 p.m.
ATCEMS said at around 1:30 p.m., any nearby 911 medical response calls will be made by an alternative response model outside of the ambulance, and delays may occur.
Anyone with any information is invited to call 911. Agencies supporting this investigation include the APD, the Austin Fire Department, the ATMS, the ABB Environmental Division, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Rocky Rock Police Department. APD He is paying $ 1,000 to get information about his arrest. Hippos may remain anonymous. Call 512-974-TIPS (8477) or email email@example.com.
City Councilman Allison AlterA spokesman for Northwest Austin tweeted in part: It is a public health crisis.
Travy County District Attorney José Garza issued the following statement regarding the killing.
“My heart goes out to the victims and my family,” said district attorney José Garza. Our office has made it clear that violence in our area is not tolerated. I am grateful to the courageous members of our law enforcement agency who are actively working to arrest Mr. Broderick. He will be held accountable. He said.
“She was shocked and saddened by this shocking news,” said Reef Sally Hernandez of Travis County.
“The Trevis County Sheriff’s Office is ready to assist the Austin Police Department and the families of those affected,” he said.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler issued this statement
My heart and mind are with the families and others who survived the gun-related violence in northwest Austin that killed three residents. State and US Senate leaders need to do better. We need to learn from today’s events to prevent another tragedy at the hands of the abuser. We need to do better. This year in Austin alone, we spent $ 2 million on the city budget in connection with the family riots. Shelters and more than $ 500,000 for counselors who have survived because, like all cities in the country, we have seen an increase in violent domestic violence in recent years. I urge residents to stay safe as we wait for the details to materialize from today.
This is a growing story. Check back for updates.