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Texas deputy constable gunned down after arriving for work, suspect still at large

April 3, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Texas deputy constable gunned down after arriving for work, suspect still at large

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ASSOCIATED PRESS — A Texas deputy constable has died after he was shot moments after arriving for work at a Houston-area courthouse.

Authorities in Texas at a brief news conference did not indicate a motive for the shooting Monday morning of Harris County Precinct 3 Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood. A manhunt is underway for the gunman.

Greenwood was airlifted to a Houston hospital where he died.

Assistant Chief Deputy Constable Clint Greenwood, a 30-year veteran, was shot at least once at 7 a.m. local time, Baytown Police Lt. Steve Dorris said during a news conference.

Greenwood was administered aid at the scene and eventually lifeflighted to a Houston hospital, however, none of the measures prevailed.

“He succumbed to his injuries. He did not survive,” Dorris said.

The shooting occurred in Baytown, east of Houston. It led to the lockdown of a nearby high school and a broad response by law enforcement as authorities closed intersections as part of their search for the suspect.

Access to businesses in the area was limited as authorities conducted their search.

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