Reports are that Gus Deeds stabbed his father multiple times before taking a gun and ending his own life.
We will have to wait and see how this pans out, as many first reports turn out to be false, but in any event my prayers go out to the Deeds family and I hope that the senator makes a full recovery.
Very tragic indeed.
***Police held a news conference around noon. Senator Deeds was able to give a statement when the police and rescue services arrived. He was stabbed multiple times in the neck area and upper torso. His son, Gus, was alive when medics arrived but they were unable to save him and was pronouced dead at the scene due to a gun shot wound. They will not confirm that Gus was the person who committed the stabbing, but at the present time they are not looking for suspects. The police also wouldn't give information regarding any criminal or mental health issues of Gus Deeds. Gus Deeds was the only son of the four children of Creigh Deeds.
***Sources say that Gus was given a mental health evaluation yesterday and was released due to no bed being available.
***The hospital has upgraded his status to fair from critical.