HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) --The family of Clint Greenwood was alerted Monday that a break in the case was imminent and they thought it might be an arrest.
Instead, it was news that the man identified Sunday as the one in surveillance video released last week was dead and by his own hand.
William Kenny, 64, killed himself last Tuesday, the day after Greenwood was gunned down as he prepared to walk into work at the Baytown Pct. 3 office.
His suicide happened in front of Ben Taub Hospital. His body was found in a flower bed.
During Greenwood's funeral Thursday, the 3,000 mourners were told to continue searching for the 'coward' who killed their co-worker.
"When I heard today he was already dead, it was chilling," said Greenwood's nephew, Andrew Smith.
"I felt it was a cheap shot," he said. "I mean, he took the easy way out. In a way it's good he's dead, but I'd rather somebody else do it."
The details of why Kenny is believed to have targeted Greenwood are also troubling.
After being involved in a domestic violence investigation in 2012, Kenny created a website, targeting county employees he felt were conducting "illegal acts."
It appeared to be in response to the domestic violence case, with ramblings about a fake 911 call. He ranted against everyone from the county attorney, to prosecutors, and investigators, and Clint Greenwood, with whom he filed an internal affairs complaint about the handling of his case.
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One of Kenny's family members said he "created all this in his own head." He said Kenny's business failed, he got a divorce, and "left the family in a mess." The family expressed their condolences to the Greenwoods.
The anger and fear Kenny's own family had about him paints a picture of an unbalanced man lashing out at those he believed persecuted him.
Andrew Smith has a GoFundMe account set up for his uncle's family. He said there have been bogus accounts created, and stressed for those wishing to donate, to look for the one linked to his name.
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