Wesleyan University football player Ibraheem Khadar has been charged with assaulting a police officer, interfering with police, second-degree breach of peace, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault, reckless endangerment, evading responsibility, reckless driving, operating under the influence and failure to wear a seat belt.
According to police, the 23-year-old senior defensive lineman went speeding by police in his Jeep and rammed head-on into another car. Khadar reportedly removed his seat belt just before impact. The two occupants in the other vehicle were injured.
When police approached the car with their guns drawn, Khadar was disobeying commands “with his fist clenched and in a fighting stance” as he urged police officers to shoot him.
Khadar later told police that he was previously in an argument with his girlfriend and that he was attempting to kill himself.
After disobeying police, Khadar was tased.
As police tried to detain the Wesleyan player, Khadar continued to struggle and struck all of the officers on the scene. One police officer reported an injured back as a result of the struggle, via the Courant.
Khadar was held on a $75,000 bond.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Middletown Police