Deputy shoots inmate after restroom attack in Dallas airport

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DALLAS/FORTH WORTH, Tex. — A Tulsa County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a shooting while taking a high risk prisoner from Moab, Utah back to Tulsa, Oklahoma on Friday.

Reports say Brent James Taff, 37, was being extradited on an outstanding warrant for threatening a violent act against a Tulsa County District Judge. He also has pending cases in Tulsa county that include several violations of a protective order, threatening violent acts, stalking, kidnapping and other similar charges.

While waiting for the connecting flight in Dallas International Airport, two deputies assigned to the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office Extradition’s Unit were escorting Taff to the restroom. According to reports, one deputy entered the restroom with the suspect, while the other stayed outside.

That’s when the deputies say Taff quickly came out of the stall and began assaulting the Sheriff’s Deputy. The Deputy was struck numerous times in the face and head before being able to reach for his weapon. In an attempt to stop the attack, the Sheriff’s Deputy fired an unknown number of rounds at Taff.

The report goes on to say that Taff ran out of the restroom, and the second deputy pursued the chase. Dallas Fort Worth Airport Police and TSA Officials assisted the Sheriff’s Deputy in getting the suspect under control while also establishing control of the scene.

Taff is being taken to a Dallas area hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

The Sheriff’s Deputy has multiple injuries to the face and head, but is being treated at a different Dallas area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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