Baytown, TX - Former DA Devon Anderson is under armed protection after the assassination of Harris County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office Assistant Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood, according to Houston Chronicle.
The suspect list is believed to include many former police officers who were fired and prosecuted by Asst. Chief Greenwood and presumably, Devon Anderson.
ABC 13 tracked down one man who was a person of interest, William Marks. Investigators questioned him for 12 hours and put him through polygraph tests.
Marks says that he understands why investigators are looking into him, as he's had a drawn-out federal lawsuit against Greenwood, alleging a violation of his civil rights. Before his death, Greenwood wrote that he had felt threatened by one of Marks's associates.
Marks insisted that Greenwood wasn't threatened and said that he had nothing to do with the assassination. Marks was not identified as a suspect and law enforcement still needs help to ID a suspect.
William Marks was a Kenefick Police Department reserve officer in the summer of 2012. One night, he was working an unrelated security job at Walmart when Marks confronted two men in the Walmart parking lot. He called Houston police for backup, and a video of him pointing a taser at the men went up on YouTube.
Upon investigation, it was discovered that Marks had been working as a security guard without a license, which is a criminal offense. Marks was convicted, which left him ineligible to ever work in a law enforcement capacity again. Marks filed a lawsuit against Greenwood shortly afterwards.
In the assassination on Monday, what was initially reported to likely be a long range shooting was determined to be a close-up assassination with a 9mm pistol.
The suspect hid behind a dumpster at the courthouse and waited for Asst. Chief Greenwood to arrive, according to New York Daily News.
Once Asst. Chief Greenwood parked and exited his vehicle, the assassin jumped out and shot him two times at close range. Asst. Chief Greenwood was hit once in the neck and once in his ballistic vest.
The injured hero called for help on the radio, “I’m shot and I’m bleeding out.”
Officers arrived to find him leaning on his vehicle for support while he held the wound on his neck and pointed toward the direction that the killer ran. The officers provided first aid to Asst. Chief Greenwood until he was airlifted to the hospital, where he died.
We'll keep you updated on this incident, as our law enforcement heroes will work tirelessly to ensure that Asst. Chief Dep. Greenwood's killer is brought to justice.