Update: Dallas Love Field Airport Shooter Identified as Portia Odufuwa – Has Lengthy Criminal History
As previously reported, a shooting was reported at Dallas Love Field Airport Monday morning.
Police identified the shooter as 37-year-old Portia Odufuwa.
According to Dallas police, Portia Odufuwa was shot after firing several rounds inside Dallas Love Field Airport.
NBCDFW reported that Odufuwa was dropped off at the airport and immediately walked into a bathroom where she changed her clothing.
Odufuwa walked out of the bathroom wearing a hoodie and began shooting at the ceiling before police shot her in her ‘lower extremities.’
A witness told Fox 4 Dallas-Forth Worth that Odufuwa was walking through the terminal with “guns up” and was “upset because her husband had got fired from somewhere.”
“The woman came and was like making an announcement saying somebody failed her husband or something and said, ‘I’m about to blow this place up,’” the witness recalled to Fox 4 Dallas Fort-Worth. “All of a sudden, she brandished the gun and started ‘Pop, pop’ in the air. All I can do is run. I’m thinking I’m not from moving fast enough because I keep hearing shots like I’m gonna die in here.”
Odufuwa also has a lengthy criminal history including an arrest for a bank robbery.
Fox 4 Dallas Fort-Worth reported:
Dallas police have identified the woman who they say fired several shots inside Love Field Airport before officers shot her. No one else was injured.
Portia Odufuwa, 37, was taken to the hospital in an unknown condition. Police have not revealed a motive.
Odufuwa is known to local law enforcement. She has a criminal record that includes an arrest for a bank robbery.
Witnesses say Odufuwa walked inside the airport, went to the bathroom, changed clothes and then opened fire with a handgun near the Southwest Airlines ticket counter.
“At this point, we don’t know where the individual was aiming most now. Is she is aiming at the ceiling?” said Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia. “Our officer engages the suspect, striking her in the lower extremities. She is taken into custody and is currently at Parkland Hospital.”