Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Va State Police news conference: Creigh Deeds tragedy

Noon: We're on standby for hearing from Virginia State Police in Charlottesville about this morning's tragic stabbing of State Senator Creigh Deeds and the shooting death of his son Gus.

12:10: State police spokesman Coreen Geller said  they're less than five hours into the investigation and have much work to do. They are still on the scene investigating the assault at the Deeds' residence.

State Police and Bath County deputies responded at 7:20 Tuesday morning at a home at 26 Vineyard Drive in Millboro where they found Senator Deeds stabbed multiple times around the head and upper torso. He was flown to University of Virginia Hospital and is being treated for serious injured. He was able to talk with investigators and give a statement.

Senator Deeds' 24-year-old son Gus was found inside the residence suffering from life-threatening injuries associated with a gunshot wound. Despite lifesaving efforts, he died at the scene.

The investigation continues by State Police with the assistance of Bath County Sheriff's Department where they are working on confirming the motive and sequence of events. There is more work to be done and more details will be released once they are at that place.

State Police is not releasing the identity of the 911 caller or the 911 tapes.

(Questions being asked by media but unaudible)

Question about whether it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound; she would not confirm that information. They are not looking for suspects.

Gus Deeds was the only son of Creigh Deeds who has four children.

Question as to whether the son had a criminal record could not be commented on.

Creigh Deeds' family is at the hospital; state troopers are at hospital guarding the area.

NBC-29's link to the news conference is here.

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