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.