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.
Local law enforcement confiscated bullets, a loaded magazine and electronics from the home of Kashif Bashir, the Woodbridge man accused of shooting Alexandria 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.
According to the search warrant, Laboy responded to a call for a disturbance that occurred at South and Asaph streets in Alexandria. At around 11:45 a.m., Laboy reportedly got "into a struggle" with Bashir. 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 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 taxi.
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."
Bashir, 27, had a history of traffic infractions. He was convicted on 17 charges in Fairfax County over the last decade.