This is the moment the ex-sheriff’s detective accused of murdering his wife, teen daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend surrendered to Texas cops Monday morning.
Stephen Broderick, 41, was charged with capital murder by the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, KXAN reported.
He allegedly had a loaded pistol on him when he was busted near Manor — a city about 12 miles northeast of Austin — around 7:05 a.m. while walking along Old Kimbro Road, according to the Manor Police Department.
“Let me see your hands!” Manor cops yelled as they pulled up to Broderick, who throws up his hands, dashcam video of the collar shows.
“Stop right there! Interlock your fingers at the top of your head! Turn around, face away from me! Do it now!” an officer ordered Broderick, who complied with the commands.
Officers could be heard asking the suspect if he had a gun. They then pulled the loaded firearm from his waistband before one officer took out the chambered bullet and ammunition, the video shows.
Travis County District Attorney José Garza said he will request Broderick be held without bail, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
“Because Mr. Broderick committed this heinous crime after he paid a money bond to be released on charges related to sexual assault against a child, Texas law permits his detention without bail,” Garza said.
“Our office will ensure that Mr. Broderick remains in custody and is held accountable. My heart continues to break for the victims of this senseless act of violence, their families, and for the anguish of our community,” he added.
No shots were fired at the time of his arrest, which came after police received calls of a suspicious person, KXAN reported.
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office — where Broderick had worked as a detective — took the lead in the arrest with the assistance of Manor police, according to the news outlet.
Broderick is suspected of killing his wife, Amanda Broderick, teen daughter, Alyssa, and Willie Simmons III, a standout linebacker who had signed with the University of North Texas, according to reports.
He was charged by the Travis County District Attorney’s Office with capital murder.
Broderick retired from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office last year after being charged with and jailed for allegedly molesting a 16-year-old, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
Broderick was also previously an investigator with the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office, KXAN reported.
“I’m especially grateful to the vigilant citizen who called 911 after seeing Broderick, and to the Manor PD officers and TCSO deputies who took him into custody this morning,” Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez said in a statement.
“I’m truly heartbroken that a former Travis County Sheriff’s Office Deputy is the suspect in such a horrific incident,” Hernandez said. “TCSO is standing by to provide any, and all assistance we can to the families of the victims in their time of need.
“I’m proud of the integrity and professionalism shown by the men and women of TCSO, APD and other law enforcement agencies, who worked tirelessly throughout the night to locate Stephen Broderick,” she added.