Grand Jury Indicts Suspect in Laboy Shooting

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The taxi driver who allegedly shot an Alexandria police officer in the head during a traffic stop was indicted by a grand jury Monday on attempted murder charges.

Alexandria police officer Peter Laboy had pulled over the taxi driven by Kashif Bashir on Feb. 27 during a routine traffic stop in Old Town Alexandria. When Laboy approached the vehicle, Bashir shot Laboy in the temple, police said.

Bashir was indicted on one count of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, one count of aggravated malicious wounding, and two counts of using a weapon in the commission of a felony.

Doctors said soon after the shooting that Laboy, a 45-year-old veteran motorcycle officer who underwent numerous surgeries including several to his brain, was lucky to be alive.

Laboy was released from MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Northwest D.C. in April, but his rehabilitation is expected to take more than a year.

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