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.

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