Live: Police identify former Sheriff’s investigator suspected of shooting in northwest Austin


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 Chacon said the 911 call near the Great Hills Trail and the Rain Creek Parkway came at approximately 11:42 a.m., a call for “shots”. The first officer arrived at the scene at 11:46 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. 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:

According to Chacon, preliminary information indicates that Broderick may be a former law enforcement officer, but the APD has not confirmed that information. However, Trevis County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to KVUE that Brockrick was a former investigator.

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.

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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.

From 3:00 pm onwards, the show is no longer considered an “active shooter.” Police are continuing to call for residents to settle down and call their neighbors. Anyone with any information is invited to call 911.

The loop 360 is closed on both sides, from Speedwood Springs to the United States 183. One of the best shoppers in the area told KVUE that everything inside was sheltered.

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.

Agencies assisting in this investigation are APD. , Austin Fire Department, ATCMS, Local FBI , Texas Department of Public Safety and Round 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

City Councilman Allison AlterA spokesman for Northwest Austin tweeted in part: It is a public health crisis.

This is a growing story. Check back for updates.

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