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Va. Cop Shot In Head by Cabbie

February 28, 2013  | 

An Alexandria (Va.) Police officer was shot in Old Town on Wednesday afternoon, just steps from an elementary school where first-graders were outside playing, authorities said.

The officer, 17-year veteran Peter Laboy, 45, was in critical condition Wednesday night at Washington Hospital Center, where he had undergone surgery.

The suspect, a cabdriver, led police on a chase into Fairfax County moments after the shooting. His yellow minivan taxi crashed, and he was taken into custody.

Read the full Washington Post story.

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James Nye @ 2/28/2013 9:27 PM

According to, the suspect had made twelve traffic vilolations since 2007. Perhaps this was his way of trying to avoid another ticket.

Trigger @ 3/1/2013 5:31 AM

What a sad event. You never know when some puke will attempt to eliminate you. I pray that Officer Peter Laboy recovers from this senseless act.

Juan 10-13 @ 3/1/2013 8:20 AM

My prayers go out to him and his familia.....hang in there brother!

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