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UPDATE: Sen. Creigh Deeds Upgraded to Fair Condition After Assault

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UPDATE: 5:31 p.m.

Charlottesville, VA - Senator Creigh Deeds is now listed in fair condition at UVA Hospital, according to hospital officials.

State Police said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that the Senator and his son were involved in an "altercation" at the Senator's residence early in the morning.

Senator Creeds was stabbed in the upper torso and face, and fled the scene on foot down Route 42 before being picked up by a cousin, who then drove Deeds to the family member's home and called 911.  

The Senator's son, Gus Deeds, 24, died at the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, State Police said.

State Police Spokesperson Corinne Geller confirmed that a weapon has been recovered at the Deeds home.

Gus Deeds' body has been transported to the Medical Examiner's Office in Roanoke for autopsy, Geller said.

State Police say no one else was in the home when the altercation took place between Deeds and his son.

Geller says state police are looking at the incident as an attempted murder and suicide, but continue to investigate.

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UPDATE: 2:23 p.m.

Bath Co., VA - Virginia State Police and the Bath County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate the stabbing of State Senator Creigh Deeds Tuesday morning.

State Police say at 7:25 a.m., troopers responded to a 911 call for a residence on Vineyard Drive in the Millboro community of Bath County.

After he was stabbed multiple times in the face and upper torso, Senator Deeds left the scene on foot and walked down the hill of his residence to Route 42.

Senator Deeds was spotted and picked up by a cousin who was driving along Route 42. Deeds' cousin drove the two drove to the cousin's residence where the 911 call was placed to the sheriff's office.

Senator Deeds was transported by ambulance to a nearby relative's farm to a medevac helicopter and was airlifted to UVA Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The senator is still at the hospital at this time, listed in critical condition as last check.

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

"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," Corinne Geller, Virginia State Police spokesperson, said.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Salem Field Office with the assistance of the Bath County Sheriff's Office are continuing their investigation.

Stay with ABC 13 for further updates.

 

UPDATE: 1:19 p.m.

Bath Co., VA - State Police confirm to ABC 13 that after Senator Deeds was stabbed, he started walking down Route 42, not far from his driveway and was picked up by family.

Senator Deeds is in critical condition.

State Police say Deeds' son, Gus, 24, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

UPDATE: 12:36 p.m.

Bath Co., VA - More details about the stabbing of Senator Creigh Deeds have been released from a press conference in Charlottesville Tuesday afternoon.

State Police say Creigh Deeds' son Gus, 24, is dead from a gunshot wound. Gus Deeds was the second person found in the home. They say Gus Deeds was alive when officers arrived, but died later.

State Police cannot say if it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deeds is at UVa , with multiple stab wounds to his torso and face, according to state police.

State police are not looking for any other suspects.

State Police spokeswoman Corinne Gellar says they are only five hours into the investigation and are still trying to figure out just what happened.

State Police officials will be holding another press conference at 3 p.m.

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UPDATE: 12:03 p.m.

Bath Co., VA - State Senator Creigh Deeds has been stabbed.

State Police say Deeds was flown to UVA Medical Center Tuesday morning, after an assault at his home in Bath County.

State police are now saying the stabbing was domestic, and say Deeds was stabbed multiple times in the upper torso and the face.

Officers were called to the scene at about 7:25 a.m.

According to State Police, a second person in the home is dead.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch is reporting the person is Deeds' son, Gus, and that Gus Deeds died from a gunshot wound. State police have not confirmed that, however.

The Senator is being treated for what are being called very serious injuries.

Deeds ran for Attorney General and then Governor against Bob McDonnell, losing both times.

The first race, for Attorney General was extremely close.

The democrat has represented the 25th district in the state senate since 2001 and was previously in the House of Delegates.

Deeds' senate district includes Buena Vista, Lexington, and Nelson County.

State Police briefed reporters on the situation in Charlottesville and ABC 13's Katie Brooke was there.

Stay with ABC 13 for more updates.

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Bath Co., VA – State Senator Creigh Deeds has been taken to the hospital after what State Police are calling an assault at his home.

State Police say Senator Deeds has been taken to UVA Hospital in Charlottesville for treatment of serious injuries.

Police were called out to Deeds' home in Bath County at 7:25 a.m. A second person in the home is dead.

State Police are going to have a press briefing at 12:00 p.m. Stay tuned to ABC 13 News for updates.

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