Man Shoots Himself After Standoff with Police

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa man is dead after shooting himself after a standoff with police. It happened early Sunday morning at the Briarwood Apartments at 37th and Grandview.

The Odessa Police Department says when they arrived at the complex they found a man with a gun to his head outside an apartment. When he saw the officers he went into the apartment.

The Odessa SWAT and Crisis Intervention Unit responded to the scene and a perimeter was established around the apartment. Nearby residents were evacuated as well.

Negotiators made contact with the man in an attempt to get him to lay down the weapon, but the man refused and shot himself.

He was taken to Medical Center Hospital where he was pronounced dead.