Woman Found Dead Inside Watauga Home; Man Killed in Shootout With Police

Man killed in shootout with police was subject of a protective order, ordered to stay away from the home

A man ordered to stay away from a Watauga home is dead after opening fire on police Monday from inside the residence. Police also found the woman who lived at the home dead, apparently of a homicide.

Watauga police said they were called to a home on the 6500 block of Wooddale Drive at about 10:30 a.m. Monday over a reported violation of a protective order.

It was there at the home that officers confronted a man they said was not supposed to be there. According to police the man picked up a shotgun and exchanged fire with officers before he retreated inside.

SWAT officers arrived a short time later and entered the residence to find him dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers also found the body of a woman inside the home.

The woman was identified Tuesday by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office as 49-year-old Emily Law. The ME said Law died at about 11:49 a.m. Monday; her cause of death was listed as "pending."

The identity of the man has not yet been confirmed.

Police said the woman's daughter is the one who called police to report the protective order violation. The daughter told police the man was sleeping inside her mother's residence.

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