Police say a man holding another man at gunpoint was fatally shot by officers to end a six-hour standoff near Houston.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the 37-year-old man had taken a family hostage Sunday afternoon and refused to speak with negotiators who were called to the scene just north of Houston.
No names have been released.
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Gonzalez says officers entered the home about 10 p.m. and found the suspect threatening and holding another man at gunpoint in a bedroom.
Gonzalez says two officers opened fire, killing the man.
Gonzalez says the hostage was rescued and no officers were injured.