Stephen Nicholas Broderick of Elgin is the suspect in the Austin shooting who has been identified by officials. Here’s what we know about the suspected shooter.
Medics announced three dead at the scene of a shooting in Northwest Austin, Austin-Travis County EMS said.
Broderick s still at large and considered armed and dangerous.
Who Is Stephen Nicholas Broderick? Wiki explored
Stephen Nicholas Broderick is a former Travis County Sheriff’s Office detective. He joined on March 16, 2008.
The suspect who went on a shooting spree today in Austin, Texas, killing a black man & two Hispanic women, has been identified as Stephen Nicholas Broderick. He was charged last year for a sex crime against a child. pic.twitter.com/lLmETguc5G
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 18, 2021
He was initially placed on leave in June 2020 after being charged with the sexual assault of a child that month. It is a first-degree felony, and the bond for it was set at $50,000.
Broderick was arrested and spent 16 days behind bars. He resigned from his job after his release, according to Travis County Sheriff’s spokesperson Kristen Dark.
On March 12, 2013, Broderick was one of two officers involved in shooting and critically injuring an elderly Del Valle man. He was put on administrative leave with pay pending during the investigation.
Interim Austin Chief did not identify the three victims in Sunday’s shooting but described them as two women and a man. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the shooting stemmed from a domestic situation, and it escalated into a manhunt that remains underway.
The relation between the victim and the shooter is still unclear. A child was involved in the incident but is now safely under police protection, police said.
Broderick Wife And Family
We don’t have information on Stephen Nicholas Broderick wife so far.
Heavy police presence near Arboretum in Northwest Austin. EMS tells us 3 are dead in this “active attack/shooting.” Police are still searching for the suspect. Traffic closed in 183/360 area. Shooting scene happened at an apartment complex just blocks down Great Hills. @KXAN_News pic.twitter.com/X9cwY5mpO4
— Josh Hinkle (@hinklej) April 18, 2021
After the incident back in June, court and public records show his wife filed for a protective order and divorce shortly after his arrest.
Besides that, we have no information as it is a matter of privacy and safety.
So, Stephen Nicholas Broderick wife and family have kept their profile low and hidden their identity.
Stephen might be of mixed ethnicity, but his family background is yet to be disclosed.