Texas

Ex-prosecutor under protection after death of Texas lawman

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 (http://bit.ly/2n8r0BJ ) 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.

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.