HOUSTON, Texas – The search for the man who ambushed a Texas constable’s assistant chief deputy continues all across this city. Police asked for the public’s assistance in finding the cop-killer and groups established $65,000 in reward money.
Baytown Police Department detectives released video footage of what they believe to be the suspect’s vehicle leaving the scene after fatally shooting Harris County Precinct 3 Constable Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood early Monday morning. Officials announced they are searching for a white or Hispanic male, medium to stocky build, who is between 6’ and 6’3” tall. The video, reported by KTRK ABC 13, shows the suspect leaving the scene in a black SUV. Police did not disclose information as to the make/model of the vehicle or its license plate.
Officials said the suspect wore a dark-colored jacket with a patch on the sleeve. The video shows the suspect in the area of the shooting.
Chief Greenwood called out for help on his radio after being ambushed in the parking lot of the Harris County Courthouse Annex in Baytown. “I’m bleeding out,” Greenwood exclaimed as he lay dying from a neck wound.
Officials said the suspect approached Greenwood while he unloaded his vehicle in preparation for the day’s work.
A source with knowledge of the investigation told Breitbart Texas that investigators found several 9mm shell casings at the murder scene.
KTRK reported one possible motive is Greenwood’s previous work investigating police officers while assigned to the Harris County District Attorney Public Integrity Unit. Greenwood also served as head of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Unit until he left the department in January.
Harris County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Ruben Diaz honored his friend, Clint Greenwood, in a Facebook post, “It’s so surreal. How can it be? Why did this happen to such a nice man? May he rest in peace, go with God Clint Greenwood, we will take it from here.”
Former Harris County Tax Assessor/Collector Mike Sullivan wrote, “Greenwood was always a first-class man and one who I deeply respected. Also, for the tens of thousands of HLSR (Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo) volunteers out there, Greenwood regularly worked the rodeo as an extra job. He did so much, for so many.)
KHOU CBS11’s Melissa Correa shared a video on Facebook showing a clerk placing a #BlueLivesMatter flag honoring Greenwood in the parking spot where he died.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott joined with Houston Crime Stoppers, the FBI, and Baytown Crime Stoppers to offer a combined $65,000 in reward money for information about the vehicle and suspect. Anyone with information should immediately contact the Baytown Police Department at 281-422-8371, Baytown Crime Stoppers at 281-422-TIPS (8477), or Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).