Houston-area deputy fatally shot, suspect at large

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Posted: Apr 03, 2017 1:04 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Houston-area deputy was fatally shot behind a government building on Monday, and the suspect was at large, authorities said.

Harris County Precinct 3 Assistant Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood, a 30-year law enforcement veteran, was shot at the building in Baytown, about 30 miles (50 km) east of Houston and taken to an area hospital, where he died of his wounds, Baytown police said.

"Whether or not he was specifically targeted, or whether this was because of the uniform he was wearing or the place he pulled up to in the morning, we just don't know that right now," Baytown Police Lieutenant Steve Dorris told a news conference.

No motive was immediately known, Dorris said. No information was released on the suspect.

As of Monday, 33 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty this year, up from 31 during the same period a year ago, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)