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Who is Portia Odufuwa? Bank robber shot by cops after opening fire at Dallas Love Field Airport

Portia Odufuwa, 37, fired multiple shots into the ceiling of the baggage check in area of the Dallas airport
UPDATED JUL 26, 2022
Portia Odufuwa is a former suspect in a 2019 robbery case (CBS footage screenshot, Mugshot/Collin County Sheriff’s Office)
Portia Odufuwa is a former suspect in a 2019 robbery case (CBS footage screenshot, Mugshot/Collin County Sheriff’s Office)

DALLAS, TEXAS: A woman who opened fire at Dallas airport before being shot by police has now been identified as a former bank robbery suspect. No one else was injured in the incident. Dallas Love Field is situated nearly six miles northwest of downtown Dallas and is a prime hub for domestic carrier Southwest Airlines.

Dallas Police did not release a motive for the shooting incident in Dallas involving Portia Odufuwa, 37, who was taken to hospital in an unknown condition. An officer representative said Odufuwa entered the terminal after being dropped off at the airport." She went inside a women’s restroom and later came out into the ticket counter area and fired a weapon several times," said police. The FBI is assisting Dallas Police in the investigation, as reported by Fox News.


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Passengers can be seen hiding and squatting behind kiosks as shots and screams are heard in the background. The scene brings to mind another recent shooting in Texas which had sent shockwaves across the world. The gunman Salvador Ramos had barricaded himself inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas after opening fire and killing 19 children and two teachers. The US Federal Aviation Administration suspended incoming flights at the Dallas Love Field airport until 2.30 pm local time and the airport canceled operations until it could begin rescreening passengers once the terminal was cleared. Below is a video of the horrifying incident. 


Who is Portia Odufuwa?

Records reveal that Portia Odufuwa was accused of a bank robbery in Wylie, Texas, in 2019. She was then arrested at the scene. Odufuwa was accused of handing the bank teller a note asking for money. However, after an examination into her competency, the court dismissed the case.

Public shootings have been a problem area for US administration throughout the country in recent times. There have been several calls to reform 'gun control' laws after several high-scale incidents involving casualties. US President Joe Biden has been vocal about the issue and vowed to make some 'major changes'.