Police: Gunman who killed Texas lawman killed himself


Police said the gun used in the shooting of Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood was the same one used by William Kenny to kill himself. A man who fatally shot a Houston-area deputy constable outside a county courthouse last week killed himself the next day, police said Monday.

William Kenny, 64, was the man who shot Harris County Precinct 3 Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood on April 3 moments after Greenwood arrived for work, Baytown police Lt. Steve Dorris said at a news conference. The attack prompted a massive manhunt.

Dorris said investigators identified Kenny late Sunday as the gunman and found his body early Monday at a residence in downtown Houston. The gun used in the shooting of Greenwood, 57, was the same one used by Kenny to kill himself, Dorris said.

Dorris declined to reveal a motive for the shooting and said investigators were still working to determine why Greenwood was targeted.

Greenwood was shot by a man who stepped out from behind a dumpster as Greenwood exited his SUV. Greenwood collapsed at the scene and was taken to a Houston hospital, where he died.

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

Greenwood, who was a 30-year law enforcement veteran, had also worked with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the county’s sheriff’s office and in private practice as a lawyer.

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