According to court records, Broderick is a former Travis County Sheriff's detective and was charged with sexual assault of a child in June 2020.
The suspected shooter, Stephen Nicholas Broderick, 41, was caught on Monday morning, more than 20 hours after the shooting, after authorities launched a massive manhunt to find him, police said. Broderick might have known the victims that were targeted. "We are concerned that he might possibly take a hostage and be himself sheltered somewhere waiting for us to leave". On Sunday, police swarmed the area searching for 41-year-old Stephen Broderick, who is considered armed and unsafe.
He bonded out of jail days after his arrest, and resigned from the sheriff's office, according to a spokeswoman. His wife filed for a protective order and divorce shortly after his arrest.
Broderick is accused of killing three people at an apartment complex in what authorities described as a "domestic situation". "There was someone lying on the ground. As my light turns green and I'm driving, I see cop vehicle after cop auto after cop vehicle rushing toward where I just was".
[VIDEOS] UCT evacuates students as Table Mountain fire spreads to upper campus
She got to the base of the Table Mountain route, only to find that the blaze had claimed the vehicle she was travelling. A section of the tea room at Rhodes Memorial has been destroyed and people are urged not to enter the area.
Asked about the suspect's background, Chacon told reporters: "We do have some preliminary information that he might be prior law enforcement, but I don't have that confirmed at this time".
"The cops had their guns out", he said. There were all of a sudden ambulances, sirens and police cars.
Jim Vertuno of The Associated Press wrote this story.
The area includes a strip mall containing several retail stores and large apartment complexes situated near wooded rolling hills.
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