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Man shoots self, ending SWAT standoff in southeast Houston

HOUSTON – A 21-year-old man who held SWAT officers at bay Thursday afternoon was taken to the hospital after shooting himself, according to Houston police.

HPD was dispatched around noon to a home in the 8500 block of Leander St. and Hotchkiss St. after receiving reports of a man assaulting his common-law wife.

When police arrived, Cody Matthew Harris refused to cooperate and locked himself inside the house.

When officers made entry around 2:30 p.m., they found the man lying under a bed suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He was transported to the Ben Taub Hospital in critical condition.