PE Shooting

Published 5:25 pm Tuesday, February 19, 2013

PRINCE EDWARD – Deputies of Prince Edward County's Sheriff's Department responded to a 911 call that came in on Sunday at approximately 4:15 a.m. on Prince Edward Highway regarding a home invasion, according to a press release from County Sheriff Wesley W. Reed.

“The caller stated that three individuals entered his residence armed with weapons,” the press release stated. “Gunfire was exchanged between the caller and the suspects. Two of the suspects were shot and pronounced dead at the scene. The third suspect fled on foot.”

The press release states that there is no identification of the third suspect at this time other than he is a black male that was wearing dark clothing. It was also reported that K-9 units were brought in and traced the subject about a quarter of a mile west of the crime scene “where he is believed to have gotten into a vehicle on (Route) 460.”

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The two deceased subjects, it was noted in the release, were transported to the medical examiner's office in Richmond for identification and cause of death.