Police: Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas

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This photo provided by the Austin Police Department shows Stephen Broderick, 41. Broderick is wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas, and police officials searching the surrounding area Sunday, April 18, 2021, warned residents that the suspect might take a hostage. Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said the suspect, Stephen Broderick, was considered armed and dangerous. He asked area residents to continue to shelter in place and to call their neighbors to check on them. (Austin Police Department via AP)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 41-year-old man is wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas, and police officials searching the surrounding area are warning residents that the suspect might take a hostage.

Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said Sunday that the suspect, Stephen Broderick, is considered armed and dangerous.

He asked area residents to shelter in place and to call their neighbors to check on them.

Chacon says Broderick is suspected in the killing of two Hispanic women and one Black man.

Police describe Broderick as 5 feet, 7 inches tall and Black.

He was wearing a gray hoodie, sunglasses and a baseball cap.

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