Stephen Broderick arrested: Austin capturing suspect in custody

Three people were killed in an “active attack” in northwest Austin on Sunday morning.

AUSTIN, Texas – Authorities captured Stephen Broderick, 41, early Monday near Manor, north of Austin, after receiving a 911 call about a man traveling on Highway 290.

Note: The video in this story is from an earlier broadcast before the suspect was in custody

He was taken into custody without incident, reports our sister station KVUE.

Broderick is a former sheriff’s deputy who was indicted on Sunday in an “active assault” in northwest Austin. He remained “at large” for a day, but police said they believed the murders were an isolated domestic situation with no risk to the general public.

Three people were killed in the attack on Sunday.

KVUE’s Tony Plohetski reported that the shooting scene was inside an apartment – residents nearby were asked to seek refuge on site at the time. When the officers arrived, they said they had found three injured people.

Austin-Travis County EMS said people sustained gunshot wounds and medics performed CPR, but all three died shortly afterwards.

Chacon said the victims were two women and one man.

According to records, Broderick has a pending crime of sexually assaulting a child. He was booked in jail last June and released 16 days later after bail, KVUE partners with the Austin American-Statesman said. The Travis County Attorney’s Office announced on April 18 that they had filed a motion to revoke the loan.

KVUE in Austin contributed to this report

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