Driver shoots himself in traffic obstruction with child in car: representative of Orange Co

CHAPEL HILL, NC (WNCN) — Orange County lawmakers say a man accidentally shot himself during a traffic stop on Wednesday.

MPs say they tried to pull over the man for reckless driving around 3pm on old NC Highway 86 South near Arthur Minnis Road.

According to officials, he continued to drive recklessly until he reached the Carrboro city limits.

They say he was driving 70 mph in a 45 mph zone.

The vehicle pulled up near McDougal Middle School on Old Fayetteville Road, MPs say.

When deputies approached the car, they say Driver shot himself by accidentally discharging his firearm during the chase.

Kyreh Jasan Lloyd, 28, of Mebane, was charged with two crimes: driving a motor vehicle while fleeing or attempting to evade law enforcement and carrying a concealed weapon.

He was previously found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon in Orange County in October 2015.

Records show he also has an extensive criminal history, including more than 10 arrest warrants for failing to appear in court.

MPs say he was in custody at the time of Wednesday’s incident on two charges dated January 4 this year: possession with intent to sell and supply cocaine and carrying a concealed weapon.

Indictment documents mention two handguns in the second indictment, including a Glock 9mm and a 9mm “ghost” pistol.

A passenger in the car told MPs Lloyd accidentally shot himself trying to disassemble the Glock pistol before being pulled over.

They say he believed it wasn’t a crime to own a disassembled firearm. MPs say that belief was wrong.

Lloyd also faces child molestation charges by creating a risk of physical injury when he fired the gun in a car in which a child was present while fleeing law enforcement, driving with a suspended driver’s license and a child not properly in an appropriate one Child seat secured.

After Lloyd was treated for his gunshot wounds, the deputies served Lloyd to the magistrate.

He was served with his charges and posted bail of $5,000.

His first court appearance is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/driver-shoots-self-during-traffic-stop-with-child-in-car-orange-co-deputies/ Driver shoots himself in traffic obstruction with child in car: representative of Orange Co

Dais Johnston

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