Dallas Police video released on Tuesday of the incident of a woman firing a gun at Dallas Love Field before an officer shot her.
It seemed to be the woman in the black hoodie aim The gun was in the air late Monday morning before being brought down and straightened, prompting 15-year-old Dallas police veteran Ronald Cronin to fire immediately.
Surveillance footage played with no sound, but panicked passengers in the terminal were seen running away, taking over and banging the ground.
“I’m very proud of him (the officer),” Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia told reporters. “If it were appropriate, I would have presented a medal to that officer here today in front of all of you.”
Before the suspect drew a gun, she told bystanders she had an announcement to make, police said.
“[The suspect]started rambling, talking about marriage, incarceration, and how she was going to blow up the airport, and then pulled a gun out of her sweatshirt,” Garcia said.
She fired “multiple shots” into the ceiling at 11:06 a.m. CDT before Cronin ordered her to drop her gun, Garcia said.
At that moment, the woman lowered the gun and pointed it at Cronin and a bystander, Garcia said.
The officer was quickly seen taking cover behind a ticket booth before bending down to shoot the suspect.
Chief Garcia praised his officer’s quick work in bringing the gunman down before anyone could be harmed.
“The goal is to neutralize a threat. You have to shoot to stop the threat,” Garcia said of the officer, who fired eight or nine shots, hitting the woman multiple times.
Suspect Portia Odufuwa, 37, underwent surgery and faces charges involving aggravated assault against an officer, Garcia said.
According to an affidavit from police and witness Colby James, 33, a machinist from St. Martinville, Louisiana, the suspect claimed she was married to R&B singer Chris Brown.
“Her husband cheated and her husband was Chris Brown,” James told NBC News. “The singer Chris Brown. I think she was delusional.”
Representatives of the artist could not immediately be reached for comment.
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Anthony Cusumano and Diana Dasrat contributed.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/video-released-police-officer-shooting-woman-fired-gun-dallas-love-fie-rcna40099 A video has been released of a police officer shooting at a woman who fired a gun at Dallas Love Field Airport