DFW Airport Shooting: Tulsa Inmate Shot, Officer Hurt

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Taff, Brent James 06-13-1977
Brent Taff, the Inmate Shot at DFW International Airport

DALLAS — A man wanted for threatening to kill an Oklahoma judge and violating restraining order against his estranged wife was shot inside DFW International Airport Friday afternoon.

Two Tulsa deputies were extraditing Brent Taff from Moab, Utah to Tulsa.

While waiting on their connecting flight at DFW Airport, one deputy escorted Taff to the restroom while the other waited outside. Once inside the restroom, the deputy says Taff attacked him — beating him in the head and face.

That officer was eventually able to pull his gun, hitting Taff at least once.

Taff then darted out the restroom where the other deputy chased and tackled him.

Both Taff and the beaten deputy were rushed to a local hospital. No word on their conditions.

Taff has a long criminal history. He was picked up in Moab, Utah on an outstanding warrant for threatening to kill a Tulsa County District Judge.

He’s also accused of stalking, kidnapping and violating a protective order against his soon-to-be ex-wife. In the order she wrote, “He threatened to kill anyone who tries to take his boys from him.”

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