NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!
The shooter accused at Dallas’ Love Field airport has an extensive criminal record and previously told police she was ‘God’s prophet’ and married to R&B singer-songwriter Chris Brown.
During the last years, Portia Odufuwa, 37 years old faced charges of arson, theft, criminal trespassing and false reporting in cities across North Texas.
But in many of those incidents, judges found her incompetent to stand trial, she was referred to inpatient or outpatient mental health services, and cases were dismissed, the Dallas Morning News reported. And just last summer, a Dallas County judge ruled she was not a danger to others.
Before she changes clothes in the airport restroom, pulls out a gun near a ticket counter and opened fire in the ceiling Around 11 a.m. Monday, court records show Odufuwa allegedly pulled a gun on a hotel front desk worker in April 2021 at a time when she was homeless.
The woman provided the address of rapper Chris Brown’s mansion to police after the incident, but Dallas County Judge Kristin Wade dismissed the false report case in November, even though Odufuwa “didn’t failed the program” when he was found incompetent to stand trial, according to the county. court records reviewed by the newspaper. She was supposed to go on mental health services somewhere else.
In October 2019, Odufuwa was arrested in Mesquite, Texas when officers responded to a house fire, and the woman, who was found standing outside watching the flames, reportedly told police she had intentionally set it on fire and had returned after having done so several times before without ever succeed in completely burning down the residence where she once lived.
‘I am God’s prophet and I need an attorney, but I am letting you all know that I am the cause of this fire,’ she told responding officers, according to court records. .
Odufuwa also reportedly told police she would not give further details until she could speak with her husband, whom she identified as Brown. She was not married to the rapper.
In April 2019, Odufuwa was charged with a bank robbery in Wylie, Texas, after he waltzed into a Bank of America and posted a note demanding an undisclosed sum of money.
Customers were evacuated to a safe place and the officers caught up with Odufuwa nearby as she attempted to flee the scene.
The woman was found unfit for trial and underwent inpatient and outpatient treatment.
Crowds of travelers fled or hid when Odufuwa opened fire at the airport on Monday, according to reports.
An officer already in the unsecured area near a ticket window engaged the suspect, shooting him in the lower limbs, Dallas police said. Odufuwa was taken into custody and taken to a nearby hospital.
No travelers or police were injured in the incident, which still forced the TSA to evacuate all travelers from the terminals and belatedly re-screen everyone, causing significant delays.