Former Houston Corruption Prosecutor Killed in Ambush

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One day after a veteran lawman was fatally gunned down in Houston, former Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson has been placed under armed protection as new details emerged about the brazen daytime attack, the Houston Chronicle reports. Police have not yet identified any suspects and wouldn’t offer specifics about why Anderson or other friends and former colleagues of slain peace officer Clint Greenwood have been offered security. “It’s horrifying,” Anderson said of Monday’s shooting of the former prosecutor who previously headed the DA’s public integrity unit, which investigated police misconduct. Less than a week before Greenwood was killed, he told officials he felt threatened by a man he’d once targeted in a corruption investigation while he worked at the district attorney’s office.

Investigators were looking at several possible suspects who may have had dealings with and grievances against Greenwood in the past. Baytown police released a video showing a suspect walking in the area of the shooting. “It’s a hit, no doubt,” said one top federal official. “He basically got ambushed.” When responding officers arrived at the scene, Greenwood was still standing by his vehicle, holding the wound on his neck and pointing in the direction the gunman fled.  Greenwood, 57, who started work in January as an assistant chief deputy constable.

 

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