There is new information in the shooting of an Alexandria police officer. According to court documents, there was a struggle at the scene before Officer Peter Laboy was shot in the head.
According to an affidavit filed with a search warrant used to search the home of Kashif Bashir, the suspect charged in the shooting, police say that the initial call that went out over the police radio was for a man in a cab who was wanted for a "stalking" that occurred in the 100 block of S. Saint Asaph Street.
The lookout was broadcast at 11:30 a.m. and Officer Laboy radioed that he was actively looking for the cab. The affidavit says 15 minutes later, Laboy gets into a struggle at the intersection of Wilkes Street and S. Saint Asaph Street in Alexandria.
The officer who first broadcast the lookout for the cab found Officer Laboy in the street suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.
The affidavit says following a chase and crash in Fairfax County, police found a Sig Sauer P250 9mm handgun in the cab. It's unclear who it belongs to or if it was purchased legally.
The claim now in writing that officers were looking for Bashir in connection to a stalking is contrary to what a deputy chief first told reporters at the scene that Officer Laboy was looking for the cab after a traffic altercation. In a press release, police called it "minor offense."
In the hours after Alexandria Police arrested Bashir, investigators applied for a warrant to search his house on California Street in Woodbridge.
In the application of the search warrant, police said they were looking for medical records, medication, guns, computers, and cameras. Police found bullets, a gun magazine with bullets, two passports, three cell phones, documents, a desktop computer, a thumb drive and an iPad.
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