The standoff at an east Houston church is over as the gunman allegedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to officials.

Police say a man barricaded himself inside the Market Street Baptist Church after he allegedly tried to shoot his wife, according to MyFoxHouston.com.

The situation involved the church secretary and her husband, who works as the church custodian.

Authorities were called to investigate a family disturbance at 9:40 a.m., with reports of a suspect with a weapon.

The Houston Police Department's information officer Keese Smith told KHOU that when authorities arrived, they found a man barricaded in the church and possibly holding someone hostage.

The gunman fired multiple shots at police when they arrived. Police returned fire, but no shots hit the suspect.

The name of the suspect has not been released.

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