Taxi driver accused of shooting Alexandria police officer

Posted at 5:04 PM, Feb 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-27 17:05:45-05


Tax driver accused of shooting Alexandria police officer (Source: WUSA)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WTVR) — Authorities say a tax driver shot an Alexandria police officer  Wednesday during a traffic stop Wednesday.

Alexandria Police Department said the incident happened during a traffic stop for a minor offense.

WUSA reports the officer was found on the ground and motorcycle on its side before he was medevaced to the hospital.

The station reports the officer suffered life threatening injuries and is in critical condition.

An Alexandria Police Department spokesperson said the driver of the taxi was apprehended after he was chased to Fort Hunt Road near Belle View Boulevard.

Click here to read more on this developing story from WUSA.