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Autopsy: Gus Deeds died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

BATH, VA (WWBT) -

An autopsy by the Office of the Medical Examiner confirms Gus Deed died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to State Police.

State Police say the fatal shot was fired from a rifle. Troopers and other first responders tried to save Deeds' life, but he died at the scene.

State Police also say they have the weapon used to stab Deeds father, Sen. Creigh Deeds, several times in the head and chest. He's now listed in good condition at UVa Medical Center.

State Police also confirmed Bath County Sheriffs had been at the Deeds' residence the day before the deadly altercation. The Sheriffs Office responded to a non-emergency call for assistance. No arrest was made or charges placed, according to State Police. No details on the nature of the call are being released. State Police say the call was the first to that residence.

Virginia law prohibits firearm registration, so there is no registry to determine who owned the rifle. Additionally, State Police will not released any 911 recordings until the investigation is complete.

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