Sex offender fatally shoots self during Houston stand-off

By Lindsay Wise and Mike Glenn
The Houston Chronicle

HOUSTON — A nearly six-hour standoff at a southwest side apartment complex Wednesday afternoon ended when SWAT officers forced their way into a unit and found an armed man dead.

Police say they think Michael Lightning shot himself in the head before SWAT arrived at the Victoria Condos after they were called there about 1 p.m., Houston Police Department Capt. Bruce Williams said.

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