Police in Austin, Texas, launched a manhunt on Sunday for a suspect, believed to be a former sheriff's detective, after three people were shot dead in an apartment complex earlier in the day.
The Austin Police Department said the suspect was still at large as of approximately 2:30 p.m. local time and urged everyone nearby to shelter in place and report suspicious activity. Police have not yet publicly revealed if or how Alyssa Broderick and Stephen Broderick are related.
Steadman said she did not know the exact location where the three people were killed.
Police identified Stephen Nicholas Broderick, 41, as the suspect, and said that he is armed and risky.
Austin interim police Chief Joseph Chacon identified the suspect in the shooting, described by police as a domestic situation, as 41-year-old Stephen Nicholas Broderick. He was previously charged with sexual assault of a child and posted bail previous year.
"We are concerned that he might possibly take a hostage and be himself sheltering somewhere waiting for us to leave", Chacon said.
Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza said in a statement that Broderick had been arrested for sexual assault of a child last June and was released on $50,000 bond.
Authorities say Broderick knew the three victims, but didn't elaborate on how.
Broderick's wife filed for divorce and a protective order after his arrest, the Statesman first reported, citing court documents. Chacon also said a child was involved but that the child has been located and is safe.