In an update on Tuesday, Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia showed the members of the media some video footage of Odufuwa holding a gun in the air and firing rounds.
On July 25, 2022, at 10:57 AM, Portia Odufuwa, 37, arrived at Love Field Airport and exited a red Kia sedan. The preliminary investigation shows Odufuwa entered the terminal and walked into the restroom. About five minutes later, the suspect leaves the restroom wearing a black hoodie with the hood over her head and her hands in the front pockets. The suspect walks from the bathroom to the Southwest Airlines ticketing area and announces she has an announcement to make. Witnesses say Odufuwa starts to ramble, talking about a marriage, incarceration, and then said she was going to blow up the airport and pulls a handgun from her sweatshirt.
At 11:06:44 she pointed the gun towards the ceiling and fired multiple rounds. Officer Ronald Cronin, a 15-year veteran of DPD, was in the immediate area and engaged Ms. Odufuwa, giving verbal commands to drop the weapon. At 11:06:50, Odufuwa pointed her gun at Officer Cronin and an innocent bystander. At 11:06:51, Officer Cronin took cover behind a ticket kiosk and fired his department-issued weapon, hitting the suspect multiple times.
Officer Cronin held his position and other DPD officers arrived to take Odufuwa into custody. Officers started first aid and called Dallas Fire Rescue for assistance. Odufuwa was taken to a local hospital for treatment where she underwent surgery for her injuries.