Woodbridge resident Kashif Bashir's preliminary court date has been set for April. He was charged as a suspect in yesterday's shooting of Officer Peter Laboy in Alexandria.
Laboy remains in critical condition this morning after allegedly being shot in the head in Old Town during a routine traffic stop, according to City of Alexandria spokesman Tony Castrilli.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Sengel told Patch Thursday morning that there was a very brief 9 a.m. hearing at the court house and suspect Kashif Bashir is being held without bail at the Alexandria Detention Center.
The Thursday morning hearing was conducted via video hook-up from the jail, Sengel said. Judge Donald Haddock presided.
A preliminary hearing has been set for April 10 at 11 a.m. Bashir is being represented by a public defender, according to Sengel.
• See: Officer Peter Laboy in Critical Condition After Shooting
Motorcycle officer Laboy Wednesday morning allegedly was shot in the head by Bashir, 27, at the corner of S. St. Asaph and Wilkes Street just outside the playground of Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy.
Bashir was driving an Alexandria Yellow Cab minivan, according to police reports. Police had issued a lookout for Bashir, who was agitating women in a nearby boutique, reports The Washington Post.
Bashir fled the scene and led other police officers on a car chase into Fairfax County when the cab crashed on Fort Hunt Road, the police said Wednesday.
Read more on the Laboy incident:
- Lyles-Crouch in Lockdown Mode During Police Shooting
- Officer Peter Laboy in Critical Condition After Shooting
- Update: Police Officer Shot Identified as Peter Laboy