Maria Navarro was granted a temporary restraining order last January in Los Angeles. It forbade her husband from getting within 100 yards of her residence. Late Sunday, she referred to the order in a call to the emergency 911 line, telling sheriff's operators that her ex-husband had threatened to invade her birthday party.
Here's a transcript of that call:
Station: 911. What's your emergency? Navarro: Uh, I was just ... I have a restraining order on my husband and he just threaten me, I'm coming over here with a .35, uh, some kind of gun, and shooting everybody out ... I'm having a party and it's my birthday and uh ... Station: Who did he shoot at? Navarro: No, he didn't shoot at nobody but he's threatened of coming over here and uh ... Station: But he hasn't come over there? Navarro: Pardon me? Station: He hasn't come over there? Navarro: No, he hasn't. Station: But he's just threatening to do so? Navarro: Yes, and I'm sure he will. Station: OK, well, the only thing to do is just call us if he comes over there ... I mean, what can we do? We can't have a unit sit there and wait and see if he comes over. Navarro: Oh, my God. Station: So if he comes over don't let him in. Then call us. Navarro: OK. Thank you. Though the order apparently expired in late January, it would not have been useful in averting the deadly assault, authorities familiar with the workings of such orders said.