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Reports: Suspect in shooting that left three dead in northwest Austin has been captured

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Posted at 12:25 PM, Apr 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-19 09:34:54-04

UPDATE: According to KVUE, the suspect has been captured near Manor, TX.

First responders were on scene of what was initially declared an "active attack/shooter" incident in northwest Austin, Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) said Sunday afternoon.

ATCEMS tweeted that medics, Austin Fire Department and Austin Police Department crews were responding to a declared active attack/shooter incident in the 9600 block of Great Hills Trail.

ATCEMS medics said they obtained Deceased On Scene pronouncements of three adult patients.

Austin Police gave an update saying two females and one male were pronounced dead at the scene.

Austin Police Chief Chacon said it is no longer considered an "active shooter" situation as they believe the suspect knew the victims. The FBI were on scene since initial reports were of an active shooter situation, the Austin Police Chief said.

Stephen Broderick, 41, is the suspect at this time, Austin Police said. He is currently at large and considered armed and dangerous at this point.

Broderick was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, sunglasses & baseball cap.

Austin Police Chief Chacon later said they've searched the area of the shooting and the suspect was not found.

The shelter in place is lifted but he told residents to be vigilant.

It is now a fugitive search, Chief Chacon said.

Austin Police Chief Chacon told reporters Broderick was a former Travis County Sheriff's Office deputy.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office confirmed to KVUE that he is a former detective. He was also charged with child sexual assault last year, according to KVUE.

Austin Police are asking residents to call 9-1-1 if they have information on the suspect's whereabouts.

"It appears this is a domestic situation that is isolated and there is no risk to the general public," Austin Police tweeted around 1:30pm.