Stephen Broderick's 'no mercy' tattoo seen in mugshot as cop faces murder for 'killing wife, daughter & boyfriend'

A FORMER officer's "no mercy" tattoo is seen in a mugshot as he faces murder for killing three.

Alyssa Broderick, 17, her mother Amanda, 35, and her boyfriend Willie Simmons, 18, were named as the victims in a fatal Sunday night shooting in Austin, Texas.

Police captured and arrested "armed and dangerous" suspect Stephen Nicholas Broderick, 41, on Monday morning.

Cops received two 911 calls about a man walking along a highway at 7.30am, leading to him being arrested without incident.

The former officer was then transported to Travis County Jail where he faces charges of capital murder.

In a new mugshot, taken yesterday, Broderick's tattooed torso can be seen in his jumpsuit with the words "expect no mercy" appearing to be scrawled across his chest.

What we know so far:

  • SWAT teams and the police were searching for Stephen Nicholas Broderick
  • The suspect allegedly molested a girl and his wife got a restraining order before the deadly shooting
  • Three people died in the Sunday night shooting
  • All victims were 'known to suspect'
  • Alyssa Broderick, her mother Amanda and her boyfriend Willie Simmons were named as the victims
  • Stephen Broderick was arrested on Monday morning

Following his arrest, dashcam footage was released showing Broderick with his arms above his head, slowly walking towards the cops.

As he is put in handcuffs, one officer removes a gun from Broderick's pocket and unloaded the weapon.

Broderick was a former detective with the Travis County Sheriff's Office, according to KEYE TV, who noted that a child was involved but is now safely in police custody.

The Travis County District Attorney's Office said in a statement on Sunday that Broderick was charged with first-degree felony sexual assault of a child in June last year.

The Austin Statesman alleged that the victim was a child family member, citing court documents.

He was arrested back in June on a $50,000 bond, the DA's office said.

On Sunday, the DA's office added in a statement that they filed a motion to revoke the bond and are "actively supporting the Austin Police Department and law enforcement who are using all available resources to apprehend Mr. Broderick."

When asked earlier Sunday if the suspect was a former detective facing child sex charges, Chacon had refused to confirm.

He said: "We do have some preliminary information that he might be prior law enforcement, but I don't have that confirmed at this time."

According to an arrest affidavit seen by the Austin American-Statesman, the assault happened at a home in the town of Elgin.

The victim cried to her mother, who took her to an exam, the outlet reported.

Doctors then confirmed the abuse, the affidavit said.

Broderick’s wife filed for divorce and obtained an order of protection after his arrest, according to court records reviewed by the New York Post.

"I'm afraid he will try to hurt me or my children, because these allegations have come out and he may lose his career," she stated in her order application.

"Stephen has prior military experience and is SWAT trained. If he wanted to hurt someone, he would know how."

He resigned from his job as a detective with the sheriff’s office after his release.

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