Slain TX Constable Told Officials He Felt Threatened

A Texas law enforcement officer murdered Monday in an apparent ambush told county officials last week he felt threatened by a man he'd once targeted in a corruption investigation.

Baytown, TX, police say this screen shot from a video shows the suspect's vehicle leaving after Chief Deputy Constable Clint Greenwod was shot. (Photo: Screen shot from Baytown PD video)Baytown, TX, police say this screen shot from a video shows the suspect's vehicle leaving after Chief Deputy Constable Clint Greenwod was shot. (Photo: Screen shot from Baytown PD video)

A Texas law enforcement officer murdered Monday in an apparent ambush told county officials last week he felt threatened by a man he'd once targeted in a corruption investigation.

Clint Greenwood - three months into a new job as a chief deputy constable - shared his concerns with officials in the Harris County Attorney's Office who were handling an administrative matter related to the case, an unnamed source told the Houston Chronicle.

"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 was shot to death just before 7 a.m. Monday, moments after pulling into the parking lot of the courthouse annex in Baytown where he worked, officials said.

The killing sparked a massive manhunt that shut down portions of the neighborhood surrounding the courthouse, as deputies combed the area while helicopters circled overhead.

A $50,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the suspect's arrest. Also, the Baytown Police Department has released video of what is believed to be the suspect's vehicle. 

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