Baytown PD: Suspect in shooting death of Harris County deputy committed suicide


Asst. Chief Deputy Clinton Green wood (left) and accused killer William Francis Kenney.

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BAYTOWN, Texas — The Baytown Police Department has identified the man accused in the shooting death of Asst. Chief Deputy Clinton "Clint" Greenwood and reports the suspect has taken his own life.

Lt. Steve Dorris identified the suspect as William Francis Kenney, 64, during a news conference Monday morning.

Investigators said Kenney shot and killed himself in the Ben Taub Hospital area Tuesday morning, but it wasn't until late Sunday the connection with Greenwood's death was made.

William Kenney captured on surveillance video.

Kenney committed suicide using the same weapon used to gundown Greenwood outside a Baytown courthouse on April 3, Dorris said. Greenwood had just arrived to work at the Harris County courthouse on W. Baker Road near Garth Road around 7:05 a.m. when he was shot.

Officers rushed to Greenwood's aid. He was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center for treatment but could not be saved.

Dorris said multiple agencies are working around the clock to gather more details.

The department released surveillance footage snapshots Friday of the vehicle believed to be connected to the murder. It showed a dark-colored vehicle leaving the scene of the shooting, and additional footage showed a man walking in the area near the time the Greenwood was shot.

Police later identified the vehicle as a black, 2013-2017 Nissan Versa Note.

A reward of up to $65,000 was being offered in hopes of finding the shooter.

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Greenwood, who had a very impressive career in law enforcement, was laid to rest Thursday.

Greenwood was appointed Assistant Chief Deputy with the Harris County Precinct Three Constable’s Office on January 1, 2017. He previously served as a major with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office as Commander of the Office of Inspector General, Internal Affairs Division, Legal Services and General Investigations.

Greenwood earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University in 1983, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from South Texas College of Law in 1986. He is also a graduate of both the Senior Management Institute for Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Academy, Session 263.

Prior to working with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Greenwood worked with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office as the division chief of the Police Integrity Division. He supervised the investigations of all officer-involved shootings, allegations of excessive force and general misconduct by police officers occurring in Harris County.

Greenwood started his own highly-successful law practice in 1989 where the focus of his work was defending police officers in criminal matters.

Greenwood gave back to the law enforcement community by being an instructor, having taught at the Houston Police Academy, Harris County Sheriff’s Office Academy, Texas Department of Public Safety Academy and numerous other agencies throughout the United States.

Greenwood was a talented marksman, who shot competitively with his wife, Leatha.

Additionally, Greenwood represented police officers as a contract attorney with the Houston Police Officer’s Association, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas and the Houston Police Officer’s Union.





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