Authorities arrest former sheriff's detective suspected in Austin shooting

by Jenny Mount · Apr 19th, 2021 11:28 am

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Last Updated Apr 20th, 2021 at 5:36 pm

Authorities have arrested a former sheriff's detective who is suspected of killing at least three people near an apartment complex on Sunday in Austin, Texas.

Stephen Broderick, 41, was arrested early on Monday morning, according to Manor, Texas, Police Chief Ryan Phipps.

"He was walking down the side of 12300 Old Kimbro Road, which is not far off from US 290. Two callers called in a suspicious person meeting the description of Mr. Broderick. Our officers went out there and conducted a high risk stop on him," Phipps told CNN. "He complied fully with the officers and was taken into custody and they did locate a pistol on his waistband."

Broderick is suspected of shooting three people he knew on Sunday. All three people were pronounced dead at the scene. The motive behind the shooting is currently unknown.

The former detective has previously been charged with raping a 16-year-old girl.


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