Deputies: Homeowner shoots 2 intruders dead, third runs off

Posted at 1:53 PM, Feb 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-18 00:03:13-05

PROSPECT, Va. (WTVR) - Sheriff's deputies are investigating a deadly shooting and home invasion in the Prospect area of Prince Edward, according to Prince Edward County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a call in the 5000 block of Prince Edward Highway regarding a home invasion.

The caller reported that three people with weapons entered his house and exchanged gun shots.

Officials say two of the suspects were shot and pronounced dead at the scene, while the third suspect fled on foot.

Deputies describe the third suspect as a black male wearing dark clothing. No identification has been released.

K-9 units were used to track the suspect a quarter of a mile west of the crime scene. Authorities believe he got into a vehicle on Route 460.

The two deceased bodies are being transported to the medical examiner's office here in Richmond to determine the cause of death and identification.

This is a developing story.