Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Democrat

Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds stabbed multiple times, son shot dead

See also

Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds 55, and his son Gus Deeds were involved in what police described as a murder-suicide, in a Press conference held a few minutes ago.

The State Senator was “stabbed multiple times”, and his son Gus Deeds was found “suffering from a gunshot wound” where he later “died at the scene”.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said, “Police responded to a 911 call at 7:25 a.m. where they found State Senator Creigh Deeds stabbed multiple times, and his son Gus found inside the residence suffering from a gunshot wound and died at the scene.”

“Investigators are working now the sequence of events, we are only 5 hours in to the event.”

The State Senator was able to talk to investigators as he was being rushed to the hospital.

"The Senator has been able to talk and told investigators what happened, no we are not seeking any suspects at this time", said Geller

Governor Bob McDonnell release a statement:

"In this tough and sad time, our thoughts and prayers are with the Deeds family. The news from this morning is utterly heartbreaking,” McDonnell said in a statement. “At this moment, our state unites in prayer for Creigh Deeds and his family."

Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds, was the Democratic Party's 2009 gubernatorial nominee but lost to Republican Governor Bob McDonnell. The stabbing and shooting was first reported by Richmond’s WRIC TV.

Don't miss any of the Las Vegas Democrat Examiner articles: Click the Subscribe button and enter your E-mail address. You’ll be alerted to the latest column when it's published. You can also follow on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.



  • Baseball Hall of Fame
    The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown welcomes six new inductees
  • 2012 do-over
    If we were to re-do the 2012 election, a new poll suggests Romney would win
  • Boko Haram
    Boko Haram kidnaps the wife of the vice prime minister of Cameroon
    World News
  • Ceasefire breaks
    Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu claims Hamas broke another brief ceasefire
  • Close call with CME
    Scientists tell how Earth survived a giant solar flare back in 2012
  • Comic-Con
    What's going on at Comic-Con? Get all the latest updates here

Related Videos:

  • Sarah Palin
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518344184" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Minimum wage
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518339714" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Voting
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518214491" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>