Harris County, Texas - The suspected assassin of Harris County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office Assistant Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood has been identified. Kenney was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
William Kenney, 64, had a long history of complaints against Harris County law enforcement officers. We may never know his exact motivation behind the attack, but it's likely that he had an issue with the way that his complaints were handled, according to The Chronicle.
The day after Asst. Chief Dep. Greenwood's assassination, William Kenney shot himself outside Ben Taub Hospital. It was confirmed that the weapon Kenney used to kill himself was the weapon used to murder Greenwood.
In the assassination last 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.
A week-long manhunt followed, and surveillance footage of the suspect and his vehicle were released, but didn't appear to yield any good leads until now.
Baytown PD has been leading the investigation and they released the following update:
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.
Since the day of this homicide, we have had numerous agencies assisting 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 last night investigators developed information identifying Assistant Chief Deputy Greenwood’s killer as 64-year-old William Francis Kenney of Houston. Information was also developed that indicated, Mr. Kenny may be in the downtown area. This prompted us to send personnel to the downtown area to attempt to locate Mr. Kenny.
At the same time investigators were continuing to work the investigative process. During this process investigators learned that Mr. Kenny appears to have taken his own life on Tuesday morning, approximately 24 hours after the murder. Investigators have also learned that the weapon Mr. Kenny 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. Kenny. As most of you are aware, this was an instrumental part of our investigation.
The long manhunt now appears to be over.
Thank you to all law enforcement officers in Harris County who worked on this case.
Hopefully, this will bring some much needed closure to Greenwood's family and the law enforcement officers of Harris County. As always, our thoughts and prayers remain with them all.