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Suspect in Laboy Shooting Indicted by Grand Jury

Kashif Bashir facing slew of charges in Feb. 27 shooting incident that wounded Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy.

The suspect in the February shooting of Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy was indicted by an Alexandria Circuit Court grand jury Monday.

Kashif Bashir, 27, is facing one count of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer, one count of aggravated malicious wounding and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The attempted capital murder charge and aggravated malicious wounding charge each carry sentences of 20 years to life. The firearm charges each carry three-year sentences. 

Trial dates will be chosen in the next 10 days.

Bashir is being represented by the Alexandria Public Defender’s Office.

Prosecutors handling the case are Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Molly Sullivan and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter.

Laboy, 45, of Alexandria, was responding to a look out from the department for a yellow cab minivan for a minor offense on Feb. 27 when he was shot in the head.

Soon after Laboy approached the cab, the Department of Emergency Communications began receiving emergency calls reporting an officer down.

Laboy was flown to Medstar Washington Hospital Center from the fields outside of Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy and had several hours of surgery.

The driver of the cab fled the scene at Wilkes and St. Asaph streets when a patrol officer spotted the vehicle going south on Washington Street into Fairfax County.

A police chase ensued and Fairfax County Police took over the situation when the cab entered their jurisdiction. The cab crashed off Fort Hunt Road and Bashir was arrested.

Laboy was released from the hospital in late April.

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Cookie May 22, 2013 at 09:32 PM
He has it coming. He should be deported to his country with the sentence from Alexandria to serve his term there. Officer Laboy deserves a medal. God Bless him and his family. Hang him high.

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