Tuesday, August 3, 2021
No menu items!

Police confirm former detective suspected of killing three people in Texas

Police confirmed on Sunday (April 18) that the suspect in the shooting deaths of three people in Austin, Texas, is a former police detective and confirmed that it was a “domestic situation” as they reduced the massive police presence in the area, saying it had been in response to a possible active shooter. 

“This is not an active shooter situation. We are not calling it that at this point,” said Austin interim police Chief Joseph Chacon. ?This appears to be a domestic incident and the victims were all known to our suspect. So at this point, we do not think that this individual is out targeting random people to shoot them. That does not mean he is not dangerous. He still, he is still at large. We do think that he is armed and he is very much dangerous.”

The killings in an apartment complex, which followed a spate of mass shootings in the United States, prompted authorities to lock down the surrounding area, which includes a popular shopping complex in the northwest part of the city, which is the capital of Texas.

Chacon confirmed that 41-year-old Stephen Broderick, who authorities have named as a suspect, was a Travis County Sheriff’s Office detective.

Last June, a Travis County detective by that name was placed on administrative leave after being charged with sexual assault of a child, local media reported at the time.

Killed at the scene of the shooting, which was reported shortly before noon CDT, were two women and a man, Chacon said.

Shortly after the three victims were discovered, the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Department reported that “no additional patients have been reported or located at this time.” 

Police said the search for the shooter is ongoing. 

(Producer: Arlene Eiras)

Latest News

Reese Witherspoon’s media firm to be sold to Blackstone-backed company

Academy award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon's media company, Hello Sunshine, is selling itself to a newly formed media...

Pentagon placed on temporary lockdown after nearby shooting

A shooting outside the Pentagon on Tuesday (August 3) resulted in several casualties after a Pentagon police officer was attacked, with law...

Biles returns to claim balance beam bronze, Guan wins gold

Simone Biles made a fearless return to competition on Tuesday (August 3), capping a tumultuous Tokyo Games with a bronze medal on...

Hazmat called for suspicious envelope at DHL

HOUSTON – The HFD hazmat team has determined that a suspicious envelope reported at a DHL facility last night did not contain...

Man injured in workplace accident on Humble Westfield Road

HOUSTON – A man was rushed to the hospital after sustaining a traumatic injury at a workplace on Humble Westfield Road.

More Articles Like This