Baytown Deputy Dies In Shooting

The shooting happened at about 7:45 a.m.in the 700 block of West Baker Road, behind the courthouse building. Baytown police said it was not clear if Greenwood was targeted or the circumstances behind the shooting.

Greenwood, an assistant chief deputy with the Harris County Precinct 3 Constable's Office, was shot in the neck and radioed for help saying he was "bleeding out".

No motive was immediately known, Dorris said. Greenwood was airlifted to a hospital, where he died of his injuries.

VIDEO: Officials address media about fatal shooting of deputy constable Another deputy nearby rushed to his aid, applying pressure to Greenwood's neck.

Police have not released a description of the suspect. The courthouse and neighboring Sterling High School were placed on lockdown, in addition to several businesses in the area.

In this Thursday, July 21, 2016, photo, Harris County Sheriff's Office Maj.

Authorities say the gunman who killed Mark Hasse outside the Kaufman County courthouse later fatally shot the county's district attorney and his wife.

Before working at the Precinct 3 Constable's Office, Greenwood oversaw the Internal Affairs Division in the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

"Texas is taking action to strengthen penalties for those brazen enough to commit crimes against law enforcement", Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a written statement.

  • Jacqueline Ellis