Police: Gunman who killed Texas lawman killed himself

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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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