A man who was stopped by police for wrong-way driving shot himself in the head while officers attempted to take him into custody.
The incident occurred near Woolbright Road and Congress Avenue. The driver, Muhannad Ibrahim, 33, was traveling west in the eastbound lanes. This reckless driving prompted officers to conduct a traffic stop.
Ibrahim had an open warrant for domestic battery from Palm Springs the day before.
Body-camera footage released by the Boynton Beach Police Department showed Ibrahim beginning to struggle with the officers after being asked to step out of the car. He was seen holding a gun that was concealed in his waistband, according to the police. During the struggle, Ibrahim fell to the ground with the gun still in his hand.
According to police, Ibrahim pulled the trigger after raising the gun to his chin. However, the released video does not show what happened after he fell.
There are now charges against Ibrahim for carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest without violence, and improperly displaying a weapon. After firing the gun on himself, he is in a critical but stable state at a hospital.
The two officers involved were not injured during the incident.