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March 31, 2013

Woman found dead by SWAT

WEATHERFORD — The Weatherford-Parker County Special Operations Group was called to assist Weatherford police officers Sunday night after officers attempting to check on the welfare of a woman reportedly heard a gunshot. 

Officers responded to a call shortly after 5:30 p.m. reporting a possible suicidal woman in the 700 block of South Elm Street, according to Lt. Chris Crawford. 

After hearing what they believed to be gun fire, police shut down Elm Street between East Simmons Street and East Akard Avenue, evacuated several homes in the area. LifeCare and the Weatherford Fire Department were staged down the street during the incident. 

Officers attempted to make contact with the woman by loudspeaker and, around 8 p.m., the SOG officers entered the home, followed shortly after by the Weatherford Crime Scene Unit. 

They found a deceased female inside, according to Crawford, who said no one else was home at the time. 

They were in the process of identifying the woman Sunday night, Crawford said. 

Additional information on cause of death was not immediately available.

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