Suspect committed suicide after allegedly shooting constable in Baytown

Suspect committed suicide after allegedly shooting constable in Baytown

Exactly one week ago, Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood was senselessly gunned down as he arrived at work at the Court Annex located at 701 West Baker here in Baytown, the Baytown Police Department said in a release April 10.

Numerous agencies assisted with the investigation, including investigators from not only the Baytown Police Department, but also from the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force, DPS, Texas Rangers, Harris County Sheriff’s Office as well as The Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

Late on the night of April 9, investigators developed information identifying Assistant Chief Deputy Greenwood’s killer as William Francis Kenney, 64, of Houston.

Information was also developed that indicated Mr. Kenney may be in the downtown area, and personnel were sent to the downtown area to attempt to locate Mr. Kenney.

During this process, investigators learned that Mr. Kenney appears to have taken his own life on Tuesday morning, approximately 24 hours after the murder. Investigators have also learned that the weapon Mr. Kenney used to take his own life is consistent with the weapon used in the murder of Assistant Chief Deputy Greenwood.

This outpouring of help and support in this investigation is not only a testament to the level of commitment and dedication of the men and women who worked on this case, but also to the impact Assistant Chief Deputy Greenwood’s life had on many of us in this profession and the community. We want to express our gratitude for the tremendous help we received from the public and local business owners who assisted in locating video surveillance of Mr. Kenney.

- Baytown Police Department

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