Case Against Suspected Shooter Of Alexandria Cop Sent To Grand Jury | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Case Against Suspected Shooter Of Alexandria Cop Sent To Grand Jury

Play associated audio
Officer Peter Laboy is recovering at the Washington Hospital Center in D.C. from a gunshot wound to head.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/medilldc/5815875340/
Officer Peter Laboy is recovering at the Washington Hospital Center in D.C. from a gunshot wound to head.

New details have emerged about the shooting of Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy. Suspected shooter, Kashif Bashir, is charged with malicious wounding of a police officer.

Alexandria General District Court Chief Judge Becky Moore ruled that there is probable cause to take the case against the 27-year-old taxi driver to the grand jury.

Prosecutors opened the hearing by telling the court Officer Laboy was looking for the driver of a yellow cab wanted for disorderly conduct around a shop on South Saint Asaph Street.

More than a dozen witnesses took the stand, including teacher Erin Gagnon. She told the court she saw Officer Peter Laboy on his motorcycle with his emergency lights on when she heard a shot, looked up from the schoolyard where she was supervising students, and saw his head snap back.

Gagnon says she yelled for the children to run back inside Lyles Crouch Elementary School.

Laboy continues to recover from what doctors referred to as a catastrophic head injury at Washington Hospital.

Those wishing to help the Laboy family can drop off a donation at the Alexandria Police Department (3600 Wheeler Ave.) or send a donation to:

Alexandria Police Association c/o Peter Laboy
P.O. Box 1228
Alexandria, VA 22313

The family also requests that those who want to donate blood on behalf of Laboy call the Washington Hospital Center blood donor service at 866-49-DONOR.

A fundraiser for Laboy will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 21 at TopGolf in Alexandria.

NPR

Louis C.K. Reflects On 'Louie,' Loss, Love And Life

C.K. won an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series for an episode on his FX show Louie. In 2011, C.K. told Fresh Air about making his comedy special and his relationship with other comedians.
NPR

Diplomats And Lawyers Try To Define 'Culturally Acceptable Food'

Some governments recently said that agricultural investments should supply "culturally acceptable food." Now they're trying to define what that is.
NPR

Former Iowa Lawmaker Admits To Getting Payoff Before 2012 Caucuses

Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty in federal court to switching sides between GOP presidential candidates in exchange for under-the-table payments. The former state senator previously denied the rumors.
NPR

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.