Hero Down: Deputy Assassinated While In Courthouse Parking Lot, Assassin On The Loose

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Baytown, Texas – The Harris County Deputy Constable who was ambushed and shot Monday morning has died from his injuries. It appears at this time that a sniper is responsible for the attack, and the assassin has been able to escape.
Another deputy rushed to the scene and provided first aid until they were able to airlift the injured hero to Memorial Hermann Hospital. The hero has since died.
The Deputy Constable was with an unmarked SUV in an open parking lot near the back of the Baytown courthouse at around 7 AM. The deputy was then shot in the neck from across the open area of the parking lot. The deputy radioed for help saying, “I’m bleeding out,” according to ABC13.

The courthouse and Sterling High School have been placed on lockdown while the manhunt is underway.

The scene is still very active with the manhunt underway and everybody should avoid the area at this time.
ABC13 is reporting that the fallen hero was a high-ranking deputy at the Harris County Sheriff’s office.
It’s not known at this time if this was a sniper attack, but preliminary information is that the deputy was shot from some distance.
Another deputy nearby rushed to his aid, applying pressure to Greenwood’s neck. They were able to get him help, flying him via Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital, but sadly, he has died of his injuries.

Baytown police said it was not clear if Greenwood was targeted or the circumstances behind the shooting. They did not release any further information about the shooter.

A manhunt has been underway ever since, but no suspect description has been released, and it’s not clear if the officers have information about the assassin at this time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the family of this fallen hero. May everybody else stay safe while hunting this would-be assassin.

Also within close proximity of the shooting scene is a post office and the Harris County Clerk’s office.

Witnesses tell ABC13 there were at least 15 patrol cruisers in the area of the shooting after the shots rang out.
Rest easy hero, we’ll hold the line from here.

Also within close proximity of the shooting scene is a post office and the Harris County Clerk’s office.

Witnesses tell ABC13 there were at least 15 patrol cruisers in the area of the shooting after the shots rang out.

At Memorial Hermann Hospital, District Attorney Kim Ogg was briefed on the situation.

Reporter Foti Kallergis described how somber the scene was as Greenwood’s family arrived and learned the news of his death.

Source:ABC13

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