A Southwest Houston man fatally shot himself after a standoff with police Friday, authorities said.
The man, identified later Friday as Decorory Montriel Pruitt, was a suspect in the stabbing of a 4-year-old girl. He led police on a 30-minute chase before holding SWAT officers at bay at his home in the 7900 block of Airport near Brookvalley, police said.
The child, identified as Simone Taylor, was taken to Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital with serious injuries to her throat, Silva said. She is expected to survive.