Austin detective, 41, is arrested after day-long manhunt


Stephen Broderick, 41, was arrested on Monday walking along U.S. 290, according to KVUE-TV. Hew as taken into custody without incident. He is shown in a June 2020 mugshot 

An Austin detective who killed his teenage daughter, her football player boyfriend and another woman on Sunday then went on the run has been arrested.   

Stephen Broderick, 41, was arrested on Monday walking along U.S. 290 after two people phoned police. 

He was taken into custody without incident but had a pistol in his waistband.l 

Broderick was a cop until June 2020, when he was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child. The Statesman reports that the victim was a family member.   

He was released from custody after posting a $50,000 bond and was told not to go within 200ft of his daughter. 

In November, a judge agreed to remove his ankle monitor after his lawyer pleaded that he’d proved he could be trusted not to wear it. 

On Sunday, he shot dead his teenage daughter Alyssa and her boyfriend, Willie Simmons. He killed another woman who has not yet been formally identified by police, but who friends say is Broderick’s wife Amanda. 

Austin Police Department would not confirm the victims’ identifies on Monday morning when contacted by DailyMail.com.

Alyssa and Willie were both named by their school district. She had a promising basketball career and Willie was a tight end for the University of North Texas. Another child, believed to be Broderick’s son, was not harmed.  

Broderick's teenage daughter Alyssa, right, was named along with her boyfriend, Willie Simmons, as two of his victims. Alyssa was still in high school and Willie had graduated and was in college. They were named by their school district

Broderick's teenage daughter Alyssa, right, was named along with her boyfriend, Willie Simmons, as two of his victims. Alyssa was still in high school and Willie had graduated and was in college. They were named by their school district

Broderick’s teenage daughter Alyssa, right, was named along with her boyfriend, Willie Simmons, as two of his victims. Alyssa was still in high school and Willie had graduated and was in college. They were named by their school district  

The teenage athletes were dating and both had promising careers in their respective sports

The teenage athletes were dating and both had promising careers in their respective sports 

Broderick and his wife were in the midst of a bitter custody battle and divorce. 

When he was released on bond, she pleaded with the courts not to remove his ankle monitor, saying: ‘I’m afraid he will try to hurt me or my children, because these allegations have come out and he may lose his career. 

Alyssa was Broderick's only daughter. He also has a son with his wife Amanda but the boy was not harmed in Sunday's shooting

Alyssa was Broderick’s only daughter. He also has a son with his wife Amanda but the boy was not harmed in Sunday’s shooting

‘Stephen has prior military experience and is SWAT trained. If he wanted to hurt someone, he would know how.’ 

State District Judge Karen Sage agrees to remove the monitor despite Amanda’s pleas. 

She told The Statesman on Sunday that it was a ‘pretty common thing to do’. 

‘He had been on GPS for (five) months with no violations. It’s a pretty common thing for me to do, frankly,’ she said. 

Helicopters, SWAT teams and FBI agents were now involved in a frenzied search for Broderick. 

‘At this point we do not think that this individual is out targeting random people to shoot them — that does not mean that he is not dangerous,’ Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said on Sunday.

‘He is still at large, we do think that he is armed, and he is still very much dangerous,’ Chacon said.   

Broderick, pictured left in an earlier photo, was arrested on June 6 by the U.S. Marshals Service and charged with sexual assault of a child. He was placed on administrative leave without pay and later resigned from Travis County Sheriff's Office

Broderick, pictured left in an earlier photo, was arrested on June 6 by the U.S. Marshals Service and charged with sexual assault of a child. He was placed on administrative leave without pay and later resigned from Travis County Sheriff’s Office

Law enforcement personnel are shown on Sunday hunting Broderick after he went on the run

Law enforcement personnel are shown on Sunday hunting Broderick after he went on the run

A Travis County Starlight medical helicopter lands to pick up law enforcement personnel at the scene of the shooting

A Travis County Starlight medical helicopter lands to pick up law enforcement personnel at the scene of the shooting 

Broderick was arrested last June 6 on a charge of sexually assaulting a child, and spent 16 days behind bars before posting a $50,000 bail.

Judge Karen Sage justified removing the killer cop's ankle monitor in November despite his wife pleading with her not to, saying: 'It's a pretty common thing to do, frankly'

Judge Karen Sage justified removing the killer cop’s ankle monitor in November despite his wife pleading with her not to, saying: ‘It’s a pretty common thing to do, frankly’ 

The alleged assault took place in a home in Elgin, a town about 20 miles east of Austin, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. 

The victim told her mother, who took her for a medical exam that confirmed the abuse.

Sunday’s shooting took place in an apartment complex in The Arboretum neighborhood on the northwest side of Austin. 

Shots were first reported Sunday in a 911 call at 11.42am CT, with Austin Police Department at 1pm confirming that the shooter was still active. 

In a second release 40 minutes later, APD said the incident is believed to be a ‘domestic situation’ and suggested the gunman did not pose a risk to the wider public. 

However, Chacon later told reporters at a press conference that police were advising people to shelter at home over fears the shooter could ‘take a hostage’. 

Dozens of patrol cars rushed to the scene of a shooting in Austin Sunday along with heavily-armed SWAT teams in military fatigues

Dozens of patrol cars rushed to the scene of a shooting in Austin Sunday along with heavily-armed SWAT teams in military fatigues

He said police were no longer treating the case as an active shooter incident but ‘danger remains high’. 

Chief Chacon said cops were on the scene four minutes after receiving reports that shots have been fired. 

He identified the victims as two Hispanic women and one black man. 

Describing the suspect, he said:  ‘We think we know our suspect, Stephen Nicholas Broderick, 41. 

‘We are concerned he might possibly take a hostage and be himself sheltered somewhere waiting for us to leave.’ 

He said Broderick is 5 feet, 7 inches (1.7 meters) tall and Black. He was wearing a gray hoodie, sunglasses and a baseball cap. 

Chacon continued: ‘We don’t know if he’s on a vehicle or on foot. We are asking individuals to continue sheltering in place because this is still an active.’

Asked if the suspect was a former detective facing child sex charges also called Stephen Broderick, Chief Chacon initially refused to confirm this but later confirmed the suspect ‘at one time was a deputy with the Travis County Sheriff’s office.’

Broderick allegedly shot three people near The Arboretum in the north-west of the city in what officers called a 'domestic situation'. Pictured are armored SWAT trucks at the scene

Broderick allegedly shot three people near The Arboretum in the north-west of the city in what officers called a ‘domestic situation’. Pictured are armored SWAT trucks at the scene 

Shots were first reported Sunday in a 911 call at 11.42am CT, with Austin Police Department at 1pm confirming that the shooter was still active

Shots were first reported Sunday in a 911 call at 11.42am CT, with Austin Police Department at 1pm confirming that the shooter was still active 



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