Ammunition Seized from Home of Police Shooting Suspect

Officers seized bullets, a magazine and electronics from the Woodbridge home of Kashif Bashir, who is accused of shooting Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy.

City of Alexandria police officers confiscated bullets, a loaded magazine and electronics from the home of Kashif Bashir, the Woodbridge man accused of shooting Police Officer Peter Laboy last week during a traffic stop, according to court documents. 

Officers also seized a desktop computer, digital discs, three cell phones, a notebook and personal documents, including two passports. The search warrant filed in Prince William County Circuit Court on Feb. 27 requested permission to seize a wide variety of digital data, such as email and chat room records.  

Laboy responded to a call for a taxi stalking that occurred at South Asaph Street in Alexandria, and around 11:45 a.m., got "into a struggle." When another officer responded to the incident, he found Laboy lying in the intersection with a gunshot wound to his head, according to the affidavit for a warrant signed by Detective Peter Feltham. 

Authorities later found the cab Laboy was looking for driving northbound on the George Washington Memorial Parkway and Slaters Lane. Police pursued the suspect into Fairfax County, where the driver, Bashir, got into an accident, according to the warrant. He was found with a 9 mm handgun inside. 

The warrant indicates that police may have been searching for a motive at Bashir's home: "...individuals involved in crime keep records or notes indicating the offense or the motive...individuals involved in crime may have a medical condition or be taking medication that may indicate Kashif Bashir was influenced."

. He was convicted on 17 charges in Fairfax County over the last decade. 

LMB March 05, 2013 at 12:26 PM
I think that this article is probably wrong with respect to the movement of the cab after the shooting.
Mary Stachyra Lopez March 05, 2013 at 01:36 PM
The information about where he drove is taken from the search warrant. Sorry, I don't have any further information.
Mark Williams March 05, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Taxis in Alexandria are completely unregulated. Drivers and companies are subject to a relatively thin form of cosmetic licensure, but enforcement is based almost exclusively on spot checks by hack inspectors. Complaints to the APD hack office about taxi driver competence and geographic familiarity, driver inattention, taxi conditions, and especially taxi dispatch practices typically are referred back to the taxi company. One complaint we filed resulted in the hack office providing my full name and office number directly to the driver of the taxi, which was remarkably unhelpful. No matter what the complaint is, the hack office says "that's not within our jurisdiction" -- which is completely incorrect and is a self-serving, lazy misread of the ordinances and regulations. With only one exception that we've ever seen (concerning a direct, persistent, traffic safety threat), it would appear that Alexandria's taxi drivers know full well that they can get away with anything.
Mark Williams March 05, 2013 at 02:56 PM
Sorry; my 954 AM post was intended as a reply to Molly's 601 PM post.
NoBS March 05, 2013 at 03:32 PM
I hope that something positive comes from this horror and that the Alexandria City Council and police work together on regulations and enforcement to prevent anything like this from happening again. I would like to see very tough and fully enforced background checks for cab drivers, and loss of licensure for tax companies who hire drivers with traffic or other serious violations.


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