Texas Police Arrest Alleged Austin Shooter–Also Wanted for Child-Sexual Assault

Manor police arrest alleged Austin shooter, Stephen Broderick, a former sheriff's office detective. (Manor Police Department Dashcam Clip)
Manor Police Department Dashcam Clip

Texas police officers arrested the man who allegedly shot and killed three people on Sunday in Austin. Police described the man as a fugitive out on bond for an alleged sexual assault of a child.

Police in Manor, Texas, received a tip about a suspicious man walking on a road near U.S. Highway 290 about 18 miles from where Sunday’s shooting took place, the Austin American-Statesman reported. Manor police officers and Travis County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded and arrested 41-year-old Stephen Broderick, a former Travis County Sheriff’s Office detective.

The arrest ended the manhunt for the alleged shooter who reportedly killed three people in northwest Austin on Sunday, Breitbart Texas reported. Police identified Broderick as the suspect in the shooting and said the former sheriff’s office detective was a fugitive on the prior child-sexual assault charge that led to his resignation last year.

Stephen Nicholas Broderick mugshot (Travis County Sheriff's Office)

Stephen Nicholas Broderick mugshot (Travis County Sheriff’s Office)

Police identified two of the victims as Elgin High School students — Willie Simmons III and Alyssa Broderick, the Statesman revealed. Officials say officers found a loaded handgun in Broderick’s possession at the time of his arrest. They managed to take him into custody without incident.

Jail records obtained by Breitbart Texas indicate Broderick is being held in Central Booking at the Travis County Sheriff’s Office jail.

Broderick is expected to be held without bond on charges of Capital Murder, the local newspaper reported.

The identity of the third victim of Sunday’s shooting, described as a domestic situation, has not yet been released by police.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.

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