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Baytown Police Release Video of Possible Suspect in Deputy's Slaying

Baytown Police Release Video of Possible Suspect in Deputy's Slaying
Screenshot/Baytown Police video
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The Baytown Police Department has released a video of what police believe shows the suspect in the slaying of a 30-year lawman fleeing the scene of the crime.

On Monday around 7 a.m., a person fired a single fatal gunshot at Clint Greenwood, assistant chief deputy at the Harris County Precinct 3 Constable's Office, as he was arriving to work behind the Baytown courthouse. Officials have described it as an "ambush." Greenwood was LifeFlighted to Memorial Hermann Hospital, but did not survive.

Police offered scant information on possible leads or suspects in the hours afterward, but by late afternoon, obtained and released video footage showing a dark-colored, Prius-like compact car scuttling away from the premises.

"Along with the vehicle in this video we are also currently looking for a white or Hispanic male, approximately 6’0 to 6’3 tall, short hair and medium to stocky build," the BPD wrote on Facebook. "This person was possibly wearing a dark jacket with some type of patch on the sleeve and was seen in the area around the time of the shooting."

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a $50,000 award for anyone with information about the suspect or vehicle leading to an arrest; Baytown Crime Stoppers is offering another $15,000; and Governor Greg Abbott tacked on an additional $15,000.

Greenwood had been in Harris County law enforcement for 30 years, beginning at the Harris County District Attorney's Office as an intern as he pursued his law degree at South Texas College of Law. He landed in the Trial Bureau and eventually the Civil Rights Division after obtaining his law license in 1986. From 1989 to 2009 he was a defense attorney who defended police officers in high-profile cases, then returned to the DA's office for four years to investigate police in high-profile cases. He began at the Harris County Sheriff's Office in the Internal Affairs Division in 2013, then later joined the Harris County Precinct 3 Constable's Office to become assistant chief deputy.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the man who killed him to contact the Baytown Police Department at 281-422-8371, Baytown Crime Stoppers at 281-427-TIPS (8477) or Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

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