The Dallas Morning News

Suicide followed constable’s slaying



BAYTOWN — 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 hadn’t identified Kenny as the gunman until late Sunday and had been searching for him Monday when they discovered he already was dead. Authoritie­s determined he shot himself on April 4 outside Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital..

Dorris declined to reveal a motive for the shooting, saying that the investigat­ion is ongoing and that investigat­ors are still working to determine why Greenwood was targeted. He said Kenny had filed complaints with the county sheriff ’s department, but authoritie­s didn’t reveal the nature of the complaints.

The gun used to shoot Greenwood was the same one Kenny used to kill himself, Dorris said.

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