-UPDATED- VIRGINIA STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING ASSAULT OF VIRGINIA LEGISLATOR

Charlottesville., Va. – Virginia State Police and Bath County Sheriff’s Office remain on-scene investigating an assault at State Senator Creigh Deeds’ residence Tuesday morning (Nov. 19, 2013). At 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, troopers responded to a 911 call for a residence on Vineyard Drive in the Millboro community of Bath County.

After the stabbing, Senator Deeds left the scene on foot and walked down the hill of his residence to Route 42. The injured senator was spotted and picked up by a cousin who was driving along Route 42. The two drove to the cousin’s residence where the 911 call was placed to the sheriff’s office.

Troopers and Bath County deputies arrived to find Senator Deeds, 55, stabbed multiple times about the head and upper torso. Senator Deeds was transported by ambulance to a nearby relative’s farm to a medevac helicopter and was flown to UVA Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The senator is still at the hospital at this time.

Senator Deeds’ son, Gus Deeds, 24, Millboro, Va., was found inside the residence suffering from life-threatening injuries associated with a gunshot wound. Despite efforts by troopers and other first responders, he died at the scene.

“Investigators are working now on confirming the motive and actual sequence of events that took place at the residence this morning,” said Corinne Geller, Virginia State Police spokesperson. “There is still a great deal of work to be done. These things take time and we will follow up with more details once we are at that stage.”

The investigation remains ongoing at this time by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Salem Field Office with the assistance of the Bath County Sheriff’s Office.

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