UPDATE: 9:24 PM
Alexandria Police identified the officer involved in today’s shooting as Officer Peter Laboy. Officer Laboy is a 45-year-old, 17-year veteran of the police department. He has spent the past six years as a motorcycle officer in our Motor Unit. The suspect is Kashif Bashir, a Pakistani male, 27 years old, of Woodbridge, Virginia. He is in custody and has been charged with Malicious Wounding of a Law Enforcement Officer and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony.
Laboy was shot this morning while attempting to stop a yellow cab minivan at the corner of S. St. Asaph and Wilkes Street in Old Town. He was flown to MedStar with life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition. The driver of the Yellow Cab fled south on the George Washington Parkway, pursued by Alexandria and Fairfax county police. The cab crashed near Fort Hunt Road and Belleview Boulevard. Fairfax county police took the driver into custody and are investigating the accident scene.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Section of the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6711.