Prince William County-Va
A man who shot a VA Police officer in the head is now a free man. Kashif Bashir, 33 has walked free on a murder charge on the basis of a plea of insanity
Kashif Bashir, 33, opened fire on Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy on Feb. 27, 2013, after the motorcycle patrol officer pulled Bashir over in Old Town, WRC reported.
Officers pursued Bashir, who eventually crashed in Mt. Vernon, and took him into custody.
While Bashir sat in jail awaiting trial for attempted capital murder and aggravated malicious wounding, the injured officer struggled to recover from the effects of his horrific gunshot wound.
He had to learn to speak and to walk again, and was ultimately forced to retire from the career he loved due to his traumatic brain injury, WRC reported.
A long scar across his head serves as a sobering reminder of the miraculous recovery the father of four has made, but his life has irreversibly changed.
“I’m not 100 percent the way I was before,” Laboy told WRC in a 2018 interview.