Texas Deputy Dies in Courthouse Shooting, Reward Offered (Video)

By ABC 13 News

Baytown Crime Stoppers and the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division are offering a combined reward of $50,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person or persons involved in the murder of Assistant Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood.

Baytown police identified Harris County Precinct 3 Asst. Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood, a 30-year law enforcement veteran, as the victim in this morning’s shooting.

There was no word on the suspect, who is presumed to still be on the run after the shooting at 7 a.m. There was no description given of the shooter.

Authorities tell reporter Jeff Ehling the shooting happened at the back of the courthouse. Investigators said Greenwood was shot in the neck and radioed for help, reportedly saying “I’m bleeding out.”

(Baytown Police Lt. Steve Dorris addresses the media. Courtesy of Fox News and YouTube)

Another deputy nearby rushed to his aid, applying pressure to Greenwood’s neck. They were able to get him help, flying him via Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital, but sadly, he has died of his injuries.

Baytown police said it was not clear if Greenwood was targeted or the circumstances behind the shooting. They did not release any further information about the shooter.

(A Texas constable assistant chief deputy died Monday morning from a gunshot wound sustained at a Harris County courthouse near Houston. The assistant chief deputy served in law enforcement for more than 30 years. Courtesy of Goyim News and YouTube)

Also within close proximity of the shooting scene is a post office and the Harris County Clerk’s office.

Witnesses tell ABC13 there were at least 15 patrol cruisers in the area of the shooting after the shots rang out.

The search is now on for the person who opened fire on the deputy constable. Deputies are using a chopper and officers on the ground to find the suspect.

Expressions of hope and prayers were posted on Twitter throughout the morning.

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At Memorial Hermann Hospital, District Attorney Kim Ogg was briefed on the situation.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott
Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement about Greenwood:

“My heart goes out to the family and friends of Assistant Chief Deputy Greenwood and the Harris County law enforcement community in the wake of this heinous murder.”

“Texas is taking action to strengthen penalties for those brazen enough to commit crimes against law enforcement, and we will send a message that such vile acts will not be tolerated in the Lone Star State.”

“I am confident the perpetrator of this despicable act will be apprehended and that the murderer will be met with swift justice.”

The body of Pct. 3 Asst. Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood was escorted to the medical examiner’s office.

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Harris County Precinct 3 Assistant Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood EOW 04/03/2017. (Image Credit: Blue Lives Matter)
Harris County Precinct 3 Assistant Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood EOW 04/03/2017. (Image Credit: Blue Lives Matter)

*Editor’s note: Our condolences to Harris County Law Enforcement. May Chief Deputy Greenwood rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.