Tips come in as police investigate slaying of deputy constable

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The day after a local law enforcement leader was ambushed and fatally shot east of Houston, police said on Tuesday morning that they are pursuing leads and following up on the few tips that have come in.

“We’re getting a few here and there,” Baytown police Lt. Steve Dorris said of tips that have come through Crime Stoppers, which on Monday offered a reward up to $50,000. Gov. Greg Abbott’s office offered an additional $15,000 reward.

Late Monday, police released surveillance video of a suspected getaway car. Authorities believe the driver is the same man who fatally shot Clint Greenwood, assistant chief deputy with the Harris County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office. The vehicle appears to be a dark-colored subcompact car.

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Police described a man who was seen in the area at the time of the 7 a.m. shooting as a white or Hispanic man, about 6 foot to 6 feet 3, with short hair and a medium to stocky build.

The driver could have blended in with traffic as students, parents and staff arrived to a nearby high school, which was later locked down.

Authorities said late Monday they were investigating several leads but had not made any arrests.

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Just last week, Greenwood had told county officials he felt threatened by a man he’d once targeted in a corruption investigation. He shared his concerns with officials in the Harris County Attorney’s Office who were handling an administrative matter related to the case, according to a source who asked not to be identified because of the nature of the investigation.

“I believe [this person] poses a real threat to my and my family’s safety,” Greenwood said in an email sent Thursday to the county attorney’s office.

Greenwood’s concerns about the corruption case were passed along to law enforcement, the source said.

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The reward of up to $65,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and charges in the case through Crime Stoppers, 713-222-TIPS.

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