RICHMOND (WRIC) – The Virginia State Police and Bath County Sheriff's Office continue to evaluate the evidence collected from Tuesday's incident at the Bath County residence of State Senator Creigh Deeds.
During the course of the ongoing criminal investigation, the autopsy and examination by the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke, Va., confirmed the gunshot wound was self-inflicted and fired from a rifle.
A weapon believed to have been used in the stabbing of Senator Deeds was recovered at the scene yesterday. The type of weapon will not be released until the Virginia Department of Forensic Evidence makes confirmation of whether or not it was used in the attack.
The Bath County Sheriff's Office did respond to the residence on Monday to a non-emergency call for assistance. No arrest was made or any charges placed. Prior to Monday, the Sheriff's Office has no record of any 911 or non-emergency calls to that residence.
The senator is still at the hospital at this time and, as of Wednesday afternoon, listed in good condition. The investigation remains ongoing at this time.
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