Prince Edward Co. Officials Investigating Deadly Home Invasion

Courtesy: WRIC TV, Richmond

Prince Edward Co., VA- The Prince Edward County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly home invasion that happened early Sunday morning.

Deputies responded to the 5000 block of Prince Edward Highway for a home invasion call. The caller said three people came into his home, armed with weapons. Deputies say gunfire was exchanged between the caller and the suspects. Two of the suspects were pronounced dead at the scene. The third suspect ran away.

Officials say dogs were brought in to track the third suspect. They believe he ran about a quarter of a mile west of the crime scene, then got into a vehicle on Route 460.

The two suspects who were shot dead are being taken to the medical examiner's office in Richmond for identification.