A massive multi-agency manhunt including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Marshals are in Austin hunting for an armed suspect wanted for killing at least three people near an apartment complex earlier on Sunday. Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said the suspect, Stephen Broderick, was considered armed and unsafe.
ATC EMS said that three people at the scene died. He said officials were transitioning the search for Stephen Broderick, 41, from that area to a "fugitive search".More news: Czech police hunt two men wanted over Salisbury novichok poisonings
A child was also involved in the incident, but was unharmed and is in police custody, authorities said.
Willie Simmons III, a senior at Elgin High School, signed with the Mean Green in December and was set to join the team this summer. "He was the captain of our football team, a friend to everyone he met; and most recently, recruited to play football for the University of North Texas".
Duron said Simmons "was an exceptional young man and leader among his peers". "Strong, both academically and athletically, he represented the best of Elgin ISD".More news: US, China agree to cooperate on climate change
Interim Austin Police Chief Joe Chacon described the shooting as a "domestic incident" and said that the victims were known to the shooter.
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. His wife filed for a protective order and divorce shortly after his arrest.
The Elgin School District said Monday morning that Simmons and Alyssa Broderick were killed in the shooting.More news: Chauvin skips testifying as trial in Floyd death nears end