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Harris County Deputy Killed in Baytown, Substantial Reward Offered For Information

The Baytown Police Department will not provide details about the ongoing investigation.

The latest Baytown Police Department’s press conference on Chief Greenwood’s death.

 

Harris County Assistant Chief Deputy Constable Clint Greenwood was shot and killed in Baytown earlier today. Officers keep searching for the killer.

 

Harris County Assistant Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood, a 30-year veteran, was shot and killed earlier today at a courthouse in Baytown , the Baytown Police Department reported. He was life flighted to Hermann Hospital but died shortly after.

Baytown Crime Stoppers offered a reward up to $35,000 for information leading to an arrest. Later in the afternoon, Crime Stoppers of Houston and the FBI announced an additional reward up to $50,000.

 

The precinct 3 Harris County Deputy Constable was shot just after 7 am today at the Baytown Courthouse, on the 700 block of West Baker Road near Garth Road, in Baytown.

“Our officers that arrived on scene rendered aid to Chief Deputy Greenwood. He was subsequently life flighted to Hermann Hospital in Houston, to be treated for his injuries. And unfortunately, I have to report today that he succumbed to his injuries. He did not survive”, said Baytown Police Lieutenant Steve Dorris.

Dorris said they are following leads and adds that Constable Greenwood received only one shot, but he didn't provide any information about the suspect or what the motive could be for the killing.

Investigators are also looking for any video that might have recorded the shooting which took place earlier this morning at the Court House annex building in Baytown.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are deployed in the area including the Baytown Police Department and the Harris County Precinct 3 Constable's office, which is where Greenwood worked, as well as the Harris County's Sheriff's office and the Texas Rangers. Dorris says he will probably hold another press conference around 3:30 pm to provide another update.

Greenwood was a seasoned trial attorney in addition to a law enforcement member. He graduated from Rice University and had two stints at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office: from 1983 to 1989, and then again from 2009 to Jan. 2013. He also had his own law office in the downtown area.

Greenwood had also served at the Harris County Sheriff ‘s Office.

Nearby Sterling High School had been on lock-down, according to Goose Creek ISD, as officers searched for suspects but went back to normal in the afternoon.

Baytown residents Sarah Whatley and Allen Dunn expressed their dismay after learning about Deputy Greenwood’s death.

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Deputy Greenwood’s body was escorted from the hospital:

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Sheriff of Harris County Ed Gonzalez expressed their condolences about Greenwood’s death.

“Sending condolences to Harris County Precinct 3 Constable Office and the family, friends of the deputy who died in the line of duty today”, Turner tweeted.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg and Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick also released individual statements on the shooting and death of Greenwood.

"We knew him as a lawyer, law-enforcement officer and colleague respected in every role," District Attorney Kim Ogg said. "Our prayers are with his family", Ogg said.

Patrick added: “Jan and I send our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Assistant Chief Deputy Greenwood, a 30-year law enforcement veteran, during this very difficult time. Violence against our law enforcement officers must stop. Protecting our men and women in uniform continues to be a top priority for me and I will do whatever it takes to bring this latest assassin to justice.”

 

The County Judge of Harris county Ed Emmett tweeted that Texas Governor Greg Abbott granted his request to lower flags:

 

Allison Lee contributed to this report.

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