Video released of officers taking down Dallas airport shooter who previously told police she was 'God’s prophet'
Video released of officers taking down Dallas airport shooter who previously told police she was ‘God’s prophet’

Update: A video capturing the moment an officer took down the shooter at Dallas Love Field was released by CBS yesterday evening.

Emerson Clarridge

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The woman who police said fired shots inside Dallas Love Field airport on Monday was charged three years ago with robbery after an encounter with a bank teller in Collin County.

A judge dismissed the charge against Portia Odufuwa on May 31, 2019. A mental competency evaluation report was filed in the case also on that date, according to a court record. The report’s conclusions are not described in the online record.

Odufuwa entered a Bank of America in Wylie on April 5, 2019, and displayed a note demanding money, police said. Officers said they found Odufuwa in an adjacent area as she attempted to walk or run. After a short pursuit, police took Odufuwa into custody.

Odufuwa fired shots from a gun toward the airport ceiling at midday Monday before a police officer shot her. She was taken to a hospital.

Odufuwa is 37. Public records indicate she lives in Wylie and previously had residences in other North Texas cities and in California.

In September 2020, a person applied to a court for an order protecting the person from Odufuwa. A judge denied the application, according to a court record.

In October 2019, police arrested Odufuwa in Mesquite on suspicion of arson in connection with a house fire, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Odufuwa was standing outside the burning house when she indicated to a police officer that she started the fire intentionally, according to an arrest warrant affidavit included in the newspaper’s report.

“I am God’s prophet, and I need an attorney, but I’m basically letting you all know that I am the cause of this fire,” she said, according to the affidavit.

A grand jury declined to indict Odufuwa in the case, according to the Dallas Morning News.

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