The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office says a man was shot and killed after he assaulted a woman with an axe. The 911 call from the woman came around 4 p.m. from a house on Teass Terrace southeast of the town of Bedford. Deputies reported the shooting and performed CPR on the man, but he died at the scene. The woman injured by the axe was taken to Bedford Memorial Hospital, where her condition is unknown. State police were called in to investigate
FROM THE BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE:
October 28, 2014
At 4:06 p.m. today Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from a female who was yelling and screaming for the police and then dispatchers lost contact with her. The call came from a cell phone and dispatchers plotted the call to 1625 Teass Terrace. At 4:13 p.m. Bedford County deputies arrived on the scene. After arriving deputies found a female victim who had been assaulted with an ax. Shortly thereafter, deputies reported that the male who had assaulted the female had been shot and requested rescue units. The female victim was transported to Bedford Memorial Hospital by ambulance. Deputies performed CPR on the male suspect until rescue units arrived and he was pronounced dead. The Virginia State Police were requested to respond to the scene and will be investigating the incident.
Since the Virginia State Police are conducting the investigation the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office will not be making any further releases.