Police: Gunman who killed Texas lawman killed himself

Police: Gunman who killed Texas lawman killed himself

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) - Police say a man who fatally shot a Houston-area deputy constable outside a county courthouse last week killed himself the next day.

Baytown police Lt. Steve Dorris on Monday said 64-year-old William Kenny was the man who shot Harris County Precinct 3 Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood on April 3 moments after Greenwood arrived for work. The attack prompted a massive manhunt.

Dorris said at a news conference that investigators identified Kenny late Sunday as the gunman. By then, the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office said it had determined Kenny fatally shot himself outside a Houston hospital and a funeral home had retrieved his body.

Dorris says the same gun used to kill Greenwood was used by Kenny to kill himself.

Dorris says investigators are still working to determine why Greenwood was targeted.

This story has been updated to correct the spelling of the suspect's name to Kenny throughout, per medical examiner, and that Kenny's body had been picked up from the medical examiner's office by a funeral home by the time he had been identified as the deputy's shooter.

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