Governor Abbott offers reward after constable shot in Baytown

Clinton Greenwood

April 3 at 7 a.m., Baytown Police responded to a call for officer assistance at 701 W. Baker Road, the department said in a release.

Officers responding to the scene found Harris County Precinct 3 Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood lying on the ground bleeding and immediately rendered aide. Greenwood was flown to the hospital, where he later succumbed to a single gunshot wound, initial reports said.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced later in the afternoon of April 3 that he is offering an additional reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person or persons involved in Greenwood's murder.

This reward is in addition to the Baytown Crime Stoppers award of $35,000, bringing the total amount offered to $50,000, according to the statement.

Abbott also offered his condolences and granted Harris County's request to lower flags to half mast in Greenwood's honor.

“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," Abbott said in the release. "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.”

Other law enforcement agencies also offered their condolences.

"The entire Harris County law enforcement community is mourning the loss of Precinct 3 Assistant Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood," the Harris County Sheriff's Office posted on the department's Facebook page. "Greenwood spent over 30 years in service to Harris County as a peace officer, prosecutor and defense attorney."

The department said they would remember Greenwood as "a beloved member" of the office, telling him to "rest easy brother, we have the watch."

The Chambers County Sheriff's Office responded with a statement conveying "their deepest sympathies" to Greenwood's family and coworkers, calling his death a "senseless murder."

All tips must be submitted through Crime Stoppers using one of the following methods to be eligible for the cash reward.

Call the Baytown Crime Stoppers hotline at 281-422-TIPS (8477). Call the Texas Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-252-TIPS (8477). Text the letters "DPS" followed by your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Submit a tip online at www.tipsubmit.com/WebTipsCSI.aspx?L=E&AgencyID=650

All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

See update here: Suspect committed suicide after allegedly shooting constable in Baytown

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