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Case Against Suspected Shooter Of Alexandria Cop Sent To Grand Jury

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Officer Peter Laboy is recovering at the Washington Hospital Center in D.C. from a gunshot wound to head.
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.


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