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Accused Laboy Shooter Alone, Awaits Grand Jury

By Harry M. Covert

In less than two weeks, May 20 to be exact, the final segment in the brutal and senseless shooting of an Alexandria police officer gets under way in the city’s Franklin P. Backus Courthouse.

Officer Peter Laboy was shot in the head on routine daytime duty, suffering a catastrophic brain injury, on Feb. 27. This story has resonated around the Commonwealth and throughout the nation and generated thousands of prayers on his behalf.

The word “miraculous” has been the description of doctors, nurses, well-wishers and print and broadcast media for his recovery.… Read More