Ex-prosecutor under protection after killing of Texas deputy

Harris County Pct. 3 Assistant Chief Deputy Constable Clinton Greenwood was shot at the Harris County courthouse in Baytown, Texas, Monday, April 3, 2017 


BAYTOWN, Texas -- A former district attorney has been placed under armed protection as authorities investigate the fatal shooting of a Houston-area law enforcement officer who was shot moments after arriving for work.

Baytown police Lt. Steve Dorris told the Houston Chronicle that the protection for former Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson was precautionary.

Harris County Precinct 3 Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood was shot Monday by a man who stepped out from behind a dumpster as Greenwood exited his SUV. Authorities say they’re still searching for the gunman and have released surveillance footage of a possible suspect and getaway car.

Greenwood previously was head of the public integrity unit in Anderson’s office.

The 57-year-old Greenwood expressed concern to colleagues last week about a man he’d encountered as part of a corruption investigation.

Anderson left office after her re-election bid failed last year.