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Investigators Say Deputy Greenwood Was Ambushed When He Was Shot To Death, Released Video Of Suspect

Another law enforcement officer who knew Greenwood for over 40 years agrees.


This video shows a man that investigators are referring to as a “possible suspect.”



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Tips are coming in about the killing of Clint Greenwood, an assistant chief deputy with the Harris County Precinct 3 Constable's Office.

Greenwood was shot as he arrived at the Baytown Courthouse building on Monday around 7:00 a.m.

The Baytown Police Department leads the investigation and lieutenant Steve Dorris says they think Greenwood was ambushed.

The Police have released video of both a “possible suspect” and also a suspect dark-colored SUV that authorities refer to as a "suspect vehicle" which was recorded by security cameras on Monday morning and investigators are also looking for a white or Hispanic male, approximately six feet tall with short hair and a medium to stocky build who was seen in the area around the time of the shooting.


Tim Cannon, a lieutenant with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office who was a personal friend of Greenwood's and knew him for more than 40 years, also thinks the deputy was ambushed.

"If there was just a chance, just a split second, where... where Clint had an opportunity to at least fight back, I know that he would have won because that’s how he was trained and that’s he trained every day," Cannon told Houston Public Media adding that his friend was caught "off guard."

The Houston Chronicle has reported that Greenwood sent an email to the Harris County Attorney's Office last week saying he felt threatened by someone he had investigated as part of a corruption case.

Cannon says Greenwood didn't tell him about that specific situation recently, but noted it wouldn't have been the first time he felt he could be in danger because "through the years and through the months, there’s been things that have been mentioned, that have come about, where he felt threatened."

Deputy Clint Greenwood was 57 years old and is survived by his wife and four children.

Harris County Precinct 3 has announced that a funeral service will be held this Thursday, April 6th, at the Second Baptist Church, located at 6400 Woodway Drive.

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