In a possible attempted murder and suicide, Virginia state senator Creigh Deeds was hospitalized on Tuesday with multiple stab wounds and his 24-year-old son was found fatally shot, police said.
"We're still piecing together the exact circumstances that led up to the altercation and then followed afterwards, but based on the evidence we have right now, we are looking into this as an attempted murder and suicide," said Corrine Geller, spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police. "Now this is not an absolute determination because it is still very much an ongoing investigation, but we are looking at that at this point."
Deeds and his son, Gus, 24 years old, "had an altercation" and were the only people in Deeds' house at the time of the violence, Geller said.
Gus Deeds "was found inside the residence suffering from life threatening injuries associated with a gunshot wound" and "died at the scene," the police spokeswoman said.