At least three people reported dead in Austin, Texas, shooting

Katie Ramirez
April 19, 2021

A massive multi-agency manhunt including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Marshals are in Austin hunting for an armed suspect wanted for killing at least three people near an apartment complex earlier on Sunday. A sheriff's detective by the name Stephen Broderick, then 40, was arrested past year for allegedly sexually assaulting a child.

Three people were killed Sunday during what police initially described as an "active shooting" in the city of Austin, Texas, on Sunday. Officer do not know the exact relationship between the suspect and victims at this point, he said.

Around 2:30 p.m., the police said the suspect was still at large and asked residents to shelter in place.

According to the police chief, the victims of the Sunday shooting are two Hispanic women and one Black man.

The incident was reported shortly before midday, local time, according to the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Department.

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Sheriff's spokeswoman Kristen Dark tells the Austin American-Statesman that Broderick, a property crimes detective, resigned after the arrest.

There was a child involved with the situation, and officers were able to locate and take the child into custody, Chacon said.

Police urged residents to remain vigilant and alert the authorities if they see the alleged suspect.

The suspect's motive is now unknown.

The area includes a strip mall containing several retail stores and large apartment complexes situated near wooded rolling hills.

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