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The man who gunned down veteran lawman Clint Greenwood took his own life – with the same gun – just 24 hours after the killing, Baytown police announced Monday.
William Francis Kenny, 64, died near Ben Taub Hospital last Tuesday, Baytown Police Lt. Steve Dorris told reporters Monday.
Kenny had filed a complaint with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office while Greenwood was the major there over internal affairs and created a website that included Greenwood among a long list of criminal justice officials he blamed for failing to investigate his case.
The website accuses Greenwood – and more than a dozen other officials – of protecting law enforcement officers.
At the time of his death, Greenwood was assistant chief deputy of the Harris County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office, where he was hired to help reorganize the department after serving four years overseeing Internal Affairs at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Prior to that, he served as a top prosecutor of police misconduct at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, after spending 20 years as a reserve deputy and a defense lawyer for police accused of wrongdoing.
That sensitive work earned Greenwood many enemies, giving law enforcement a long list of people with possible grudges after the slaying last week.
Earlier Monday morning, before authorities learned that Kenny had died, deputies swarmed the historic 1910 courthouse in downtown Houston believing that Kenny may have been in the area. Authorities also evacuated the criminal courthouse a few blocks away, reportedly due to a false fire alarm.
Investigators then learned that Kenny had died, Dorris said.
Harris County Precinct 1 constable’s deputies guard the historic building, which still houses several appeals courts. Additional deputies, including canine search units, were called in to assist, said Alan Bernstein, special assistant to Constable Alan Rosen.
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Bernstein said the deputies were preparing to stand down shortly after 9 a.m. after a search turned up no suspect in the historic Harris County courthouse, which is the home for several appeals courts.
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