Commonwealth Attorney’s Office investigate after man legally bought guns after shooting officer


The Alexandria Commonwealth Attorney’s Office is investigating how a Woodbridge man was able to legally purchase a firearm after he shot an Alexandria police officer in the head in 2013.

33-year-old Kashif Bashir was acquitted for his crime by reason of insanity.

On February 6, the Prince William County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to a fire in Manassas. Officers later located a second fire in Bristow.

On February 8, the Fire Marshal’s Office arrested Bashir on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, including possession of a firearm by a person acquitted by reason of insanity. 

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