Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy (Photo by Alexandria Police Department)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Alexandria Police Department has released information for people who want to make a donation to the Laboy family after Officer Peter Laboy was shot in the head allegedly by a taxi cab driver during a traffic stop on Wednesday.
Police say donations are being accepted by the Alexandria Police Association on behalf of the Laboy family. You can drop off a donation at the Alexandria Police Department, 3600 Wheeler Avenue, or send a donation to:
Alexandria Police Association c/o Peter Laboy
P.O. Box 1228
Alexandria, VA 22313
Forty-five-year-old Peter Laboy is in critical, but stable condition, said an Alexandria police spokesperson on Thursday morning. Jody Donaldson said hospital staff continue to monitor his condition.
Laboy, a 16-year veteran of the Alexandria Police Department, was shot multiple times on Wednesday, police said. Among his injuries was a gunshot wound to the head.
The shooting took place at around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, when the motor officer attempted to pull over the taxi for a minor traffic infraction at Wilkes and South St. Asaph Street in Old Town, police said.
Police said the motive of the shooting is not yet known, but the weapon was recovered. They are awaiting balistic tests before saying whether it is the gun used to wound officer Laboy.
The taxi cab driver, Kashif Bashir, 27, of Woodbridge, was arrested after being chased to Fort Hunt Road near Belle View Boulevard, police said.
Laboy was found on the ground with his motorcycle by his side before he was transported to Washington Hospital Center.
Bashir was charged with malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer and use of a fire arm in commission of a felony, police said. He was ordered held without bond on Thursday morning.
The investigation is ongoing.