According to Fox news
Police in Texas have arrested the former sheriff’s detective accused of shooting and killing three people Sunday in Austin.
Stephen Broderick, a former Travis County Sheriff’s Office detective who had been charged with raping a 16-year-old girl last summer, was taken into custody Monday morning in the city of Manor after two callers reported seeing a suspicious person walking along the side of U.S. 290, FOX7 Austin reports.
Manor Police Department Chief Ryan Phipps told the station that an unmarked vehicle was dispatched to the area east of Austin to confirm Broderick’s identity, before marked units were called in. The 41-year-old was then ordered to stop by officers and was arrested without incident, he added.
Police also say a pistol was found in his waistband, and Broderick has now been taken to Travis County Jail.
Broderick is suspected in the fatal shooting of two Hispanic women and one Black man on Sunday in Austin, in what officials believe was a domestic dispute, according to FOX7 Austin.
“The victims were all known to this suspect,” interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said Sunday.
Two of the victims were identified Monday morning as former and current Elgin Independent School District students.
“We are heartbroken by the news of this senseless tragedy, and we extend our deepest condolences to the families of Willie Simmons III and Alyssa Broderick,” Elgin ISD Superintendent Jodi Duron said in a statement obtained by FOX7 Austin.