State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller told reporters that Deeds is
in critical condition after being stabbed "multiple times about the
head and neck."
Police responded to Deeds' Millboro, Va., home around 7:25 a.m. Tuesday morning and found Deeds with stab wounds and his son, Gus, with a gunshot wound. Geller said police were unable to save Gus, who died at the scene. Deeds was airlifted to the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Geller said the motive and sequence of events are unclear, but that they are not looking for any suspects at this point. She also said that they believe the incident took place on Tuesday morning.
Deeds was formerly a Bath County prosecutor and was elected to the state Senate in 2001, according to the Associated Press. He also ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2009.