Dallas Police Release CCTV Footage of Dallas Love Field Airport Shooting
A 37-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated assault against a public servant after she opened fire at Dallas Love Field Airport Monday morning, Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia said during a Tuesday afternoon press conference, as authorities released videos of the dramatic incident. The woman, identified as Portia Odufuwa, entered the airport at about 10:59 a.m. local time and went to a restroom, police said. She exited the bathroom wearing different clothing and fired three shots into the air, Garcia said. She then pointed her weapon at a bystander and an officer, who subsequently returned fire. An investigation later determined that Odufuwa had fired her weapon at the officer. Garcia identified the officer Tuesday as a 15-year veteran, who responded as soon as the suspect began shooting and gave multiple verbal commands to her while verbally guiding bystanders to safety. Garcia commended the officer's bravery and courage, saying he saved countless lives. The officer fired his weapon at the suspect eight or nine times, according to Garcia. The suspect was hit in a lower extremity. She underwent surgery and is in stable condition as of Tuesday afternoon. No one else was injured.