Police officers shot and a killed a man who raised a gun at them Monday afternoon at a home in Watauga, and then police found a woman dead inside, officials said.
The victim was identified Tuesday as Emily Law, 49.
The incident unfolded at a home in the 6500 block of Wooddale Drive in Watauga, which is north of Loop 820 in northeast Tarrant County.
Police said Law's daughter called the police when her mother found a man inside the home who she has an emergency protective order against. The daughter left home and called 911.
When police attempted to enter the home, they said they discovered the man with a shotgun.
"[He] began to raise it towards officers, and officers fired upon him striking him," said Lt. Jason Babcock with the Watauga Police Department
The officers retreated from the home and called for backup from the North Richland Hills SWAT Team. When SWAT officers entered the home, they found the man dead inside and later discovered Law's body in the kitchen. Police believe she had been killed.
Watauga police didn't release the name of the man but said that the incident appeared to be domestic violence.
Neighbors on the block, which sits directly across the street from an elementary and middle school, said that the woman had kept to herself in the time she had lived there. None of her immediate neighbors even knew her name.
"She was a very private lady," said neighbor Darin Babcock. "I'd often wondered what the actual relationships were that were inside the house."
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner took custody of the bodies late this afternoon. The Texas Rangers will investigate the officer-involved shooting, and North Richland Hills Police are assisting with an investigation of the death of the woman.