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austin triple murder

BREAKING: Austin shooter, former deputy accused of killing 3 people, has been arrested after manhunt

Stephen Broderick was arrested last year on a child sexual assault charge and released on bond

The former sheriff’s deputy suspected of killing three people in Austin yesterday has been captured and arrested, KHOU reports.

As KHOU reports, police apprehended 41-year-old Stephen Broderick early Monday near Manor, just north of Austin, on Monday morning. According to the report, police received a 911 tip about a man walking near Highway 290 prior to Broderick’s capture.

Broderick, a former Travis County sheriff’s deputy, is the suspect in a fatal shooting at an apartment in Northwest Austin on Sunday that killed three people. Though authorities told area residents to shelter in place, investigators reportedly believe the triple homicide was a targeted attack.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Broderick was arrested last year on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child, and resigned from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office after his arrest. According to KHOU, he was released on bail just over two weeks after being booked into jail last June.

Authorities have not yet commended on a possible motive in the attack.

CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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