Gunman who killed Texas lawman killed himself

Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood killed himself the day after the murder, Baytown police announced Monday.

Greenwood's death prompted a manhunt and material from video surveillance was a key factor in linking Kenny to the crime. Police said he shot himself in the head outside Ben Taub Hospital 24 hours after killing Greenwood.

Dorris said investigators identified Kenny late Sunday as the gunman and found his body early Monday at a residence in downtown Houston. Spokeswoman Tricia Bentley said the autopsy was completed the following day and a funeral home designated by Kenny's family picked it up Friday.

Authorities investigate the scene where Harris County Precinct 3 Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood was fatally shot outside the Baytown courthouse on April 3 in Baytown, Texas.

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William Kenny's obituary, posted on Legacy.com, reveals that the suspected cop killer was a native of Waterloo, New York, but moved to Houston after graduating from Buffalo State College, as KHOU first reported.

The Chronicle reported last week that a source said Greenwood, 57, had emailed the Harris County Attorney's Office last month, saying he felt threatened by a man he had once targeted in a corruption investigation.

Investigators have positively identified the man who gunned down Asst.

Shortly before 7 a.m., on April 3 Greenwood was shot and killed as he was getting out of SUV behind the courthouse annex. In some of his online postings, Kenny said that Greenwood was "a legal criminal lacking basic ethics, he has a badge and law degree but doesn't know right from wrong". He described a painstaking process over the last week to review video at the courthouse and also other video in the area used by convenience stores and others.

Dorris said investigators were able to track a rental vehicle shown on surveillance video to Kenny.

"We still have a lot of work to do", he said.

  • Leroy Wright