Overnight standoff in Howard County ends with man's suicide

A 15-hour standoff with police left one man dead and his ex-wife injured in Howard County Friday.

The Howard County Sheriff's Department says Robert Davis Jr. died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Howard County deputies were called to the home on County Road 342 in Franklin for a domestic dispute just before midnight Thursday.

The Highway Patrol SWAT Team arrived on the scene about 3:30 a.m.

Investigators say Davis assaulted his ex-wife, but she escaped. Then negotiators tried several times to get him to come out.

Authorities fired 17 shots of tear gas inside the house. Investigators found the Howard's body inside shortly before 2:30 p.m. Friday.