Stephen Nicholas Broderick Wiki – Stephen Nicholas Broderick Biography
According to Stephen Nicholas Broderick’s wiki, Bio and Biography, He is the suspect in the fatal shootings of three people in Austin, Texas. A manhunt is on for the former Travis County Sheriff’s Office detective. Broderick was accused of sexually assaulting a child in 2020. Austin Police said Broderick should be considered armed and dangerous.
Broderick worked as a police officer from 2008 until his 2020 arrest on sexual assault charges, authorities said. According to an Austin American-Statesman article from the time, Broderick was one of two Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office deputies who shot and killed a 78-year-old man during a call on March 14, 2013.
Stephen Nicholas Broderick is 41-years-old.
Broderick’s wife filed for a protective order against him after he was arrested in 2020, according to Travis County court records. The protective order against Broderick was granted, records show. She also filed for divorce and those proceedings were still pending, according to court records.
A protective order against the victim in the sexual assault case was granted by a Travis County judge before Broderick was released on bail, court records show. Other details of the conditions of Broderick’s bail were not immediately available.
Real estate records show Broderick and his wife sold their home in Elgin in December 2020. They bought the house together in 2010. Broderick has also lived in Killeen, Texas, Austin, and Brooklyn, New York, according to public records viewed by Heavy.
The shootings happened in Northwest Austin in the 9600 blocks of Great Hills Trail near the Arboretum shopping center, police said at a Sunday afternoon press conference. According to authorities, the deadly shootings occurred just before 12 p.m. local time. No one else was injured and the suspect fled from the scene. Broderick was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, sunglasses, and a baseball cap, police said.
APD is currently on scene of an active shooting incident at Great Hills Trail and Rain Creek Parkway. All residents are advised to shelter in place and avoid the area. PIO en route. – PIO8
— Austin Police Department (@Austin_Police) April 18, 2021
Police initially responded to the scene after receiving a call of an active shooter situation, but later said on Twitter the gunman knew the victims in the shooting and it was not a random attack. The first tweet from the department said, “APD is currently on scene of an active shooting incident at Great Hills Trail and Rain Creek Parkway. All residents are advised to shelter in place and avoid the area.”
Chacon told reporters, “Our preliminary investigation indicates that he did know the victims and that it was certainly targeted to them. However, I would say that the danger remains high at this point. And we want to make sure that people understand that part.”
Police said there was an indication a child was involved, but the child was located and is safe and with police, Chacon said at the press conference. The shooting happened at the Arboretum Oaks Apartments, Austin Mayor Steven Adler told USA Today.
Austin Police then tweeted, “At this time the Great Hills Trail scene is still active. We are still asking residents to shelter in place and report suspicious activity. While a suspect is still at large it appears this is a domestic situation that is isolated and there is no risk to the general public.”
Authorities said the shooting remains under investigation and no other information, including how the suspect knew the victims, has been made public. Austin-Travis County EMS said on Twitter that CPR was performed on the three victims, but all three were pronounced dead at the scene.
Chacon said, “Obviously this is a tragedy. We have people who have lost their lives out here. We’re going to be doing our very best to conduct the best investigation that we can and also to get this person into custody as quickly as possible and hopefully with no further loss of life.”
Police asked Austin residents to remain on alert, saying Broderick is armed and dangerous. Chacon, the city’s interim police chief, told reporters they are concerned Broderick could try to take hostages.
The Austin Police tweeted, said Stephen Broderick is a 41-year-old Black male who is 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Chacon said, “I do not have a last known direction of travel at this point. We don’t know if he is in a vehicle or on foot.” He said police were continuing to look in the area of the shootings for Broderick. A helicopter was also brought in to help in the search.
“What we’re asking from the residents in this area is to continue to shelter in place. This is still an ongoing and active investigation and we do not have this individual in custody,” Chacon said. “We would ask if you have your neighbor’s phone numbers, call or text them. Check on them and make sure they are OK. We are concerned that he might possibly take a hostage and be himself sheltered somewhere waiting for us to leave. And most importantly if you see something or have information regarding this incident call 911 and please pass that information along.”