2013-11-14 / Top News

Sen. suffered great blood loss

Police to hold press conference at noon
By Margo Oxendine, Staff Writer

MILLBORO SPRINGS – A terrible tragedy unfolded early Tuesday morning near Vineyard Farm on Route 42, just south of Millboro Springs.

Senator Creigh Deeds was stabbed by his son, Gus, who later shot himself in the head.

Sen. Deeds was flown by helicopter to the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. A second helicopter was called to fly Gus Deeds to a medical facility, but he died of his wounds at the scene.

Rescue units and law enforcement were called to the home occupied by Creigh’s former wife, Pam, about 7:30 a.m. for a victim suffering from stab wounds.

Shortly thereafter, another 9-1-1 call went out for a second man suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Law enforcement units from the Virginia State Police and the Bath County Sheriff’s Office were already in the process of responding to the scene.

At 7:55 a.m., the gunshot wound victim, now known as Gus Deeds, was reported on the scanner to be “coding,” meaning he was near death.

Creigh Deeds sustained multiple stab wounds to the shoulder and torso, and experienced great blood loss. He is currently in critical condition at UVa.

The Virginia State Police will hold a press conference at its Charlottesville office at noon. The incident is still under investigation. 

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