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Ex-Austin Cop Wanted in Shooting Identified as Fugitive Child-Sex Offender

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Officials in Austin, Texas, report a former Travis County Sheriff’s Office detective allegedly killed two men and a woman Sunday afternoon. The suspect, who is wanted for the alleged sexual abuse of a child is at large and police are engaged in a manhunt.

UPDATE: Austin Police Department officials identified the alleged shooter as 41-year-old Stephen Nicholas Broderick, a former Travis County (Austin) Sheriff’s Office detective, KXAN reported. Broderick is reported to be a fugitive who is wanted on a June 2020 charge of sexual assault of a child. He bonded out shortly after his arrest and resigned from the department.

Broderick is described by police as a black male who is 5’7″ tall and of average build. 

Two women and one man are reportedly dead following the Sunday afternoon shooting. They were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Austin-Travis County EMS officials tweeted that three people died in a shooting incident in the city’s Arboretum area. The EMS dispatchers sent 15 assets to the scene.

EMS officials initially reported receiving three patients with gunshot wounds. Emergency responders performed CPR on all three who were later pronounced deceased.

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Austin Police Department officials tweeted they are working an active shooter situation near Great Hills Trail and Rain Creek Parkway on the city’s northwest Arboretum area. They said the situation is still active and the suspect is on the run. Police advise local residents in the area to remain indoors and report suspicious activity.

Police are calling the incident appears to be a domestic situation that is isolated and not a danger to the general public.

Editor’s Note: This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available. 

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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