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Update on Condition of Officer Shot in Alexandria

Peter Laboy remains in critical condition; preliminary April court date set for suspect Kashif Bashir.

Officer Peter Laboy remained in critical condition Thursday morning after being shot in the head during a traffic stop Wednesday, according to City of Alexandria spokesman Tony Castrilli.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Sengel told Patch on Thursday that there was a very brief 9 a.m. hearing at the courthouse and that suspect Kashif Bashir, 27, of Woodbridge, is being held without bail at the Alexandria Detention Center.

The Thursday morning hearing was conducted via video hook-up from the jail, Sengel said. Judge Donald Haddock presided.

A preliminary hearing has been set for April 10 at 11 a.m. Bashir is being represented by a public defender, according to Sengel.

See: Officer Peter Laboy in Critical Condition After Shooting

Motorcycle officer Laboy was shot Wednesday at the corner of S. St. Asaph and Wilkes streets, just outside the playground of Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy.

Bashir was driving an Alexandria Yellow Cab minivan, according to police reports. Police had issued a lookout for Bashir, who was allegedly disturbing women in a nearby boutique, reports The Washington Post.

Bashir fled the scene and led other police officers on a car chase into Fairfax County when the cab crashed on Fort Hunt Road, police said Wednesday.

Read more on the Laboy incident:

  • Lyles-Crouch in Lockdown Mode During Police Shooting
  • Officer Peter Laboy in Critical Condition After Shooting
  • Update: Police Officer Shot Identified as Peter Laboy
Cathryn S February 28, 2013 at 05:26 PM
My thoughts go out to Officer Laboy and his family.
NoBS February 28, 2013 at 05:37 PM
Pray or vibe your personal strength or however you choose but keep it flowing for Office Laboy.
Sandy Frankenberg February 28, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Please pray for him and his family!

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