A man crashed his sport utility vehicle into the home of Army Secretary Pete Geren over the weekend and then shot and killed himself a short time later, Fort Worth police said.

It was not immediately clear if the man, identified as 37-year-old Edward McKee, realized that the house he struck early Sunday morning was that of Geren.

Police said McKee then walked to his own garage about a block away and shot himself in the head.

While police were investigating the crash, McKee's father came up to them and said he thought his son was involved and had shot himself, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported in its online edition Monday.

Geren, a former Texas congressman, was confirmed as Secretary of the Army in July.

A message left for a telephone listing for Geren was not immediately returned late Monday.