Bedford County Sheriff's Office

A Gretna man was was shot last Friday after attacking his estranged wife with a knife, according to a Bedford County Sheriff's Office statement provided by Sheriff Mike Miller.

Deputies responded to a home on the 1000 block of Commonwealth Circle in the Forest area that evening, officials say. Bedford Communications received a 911 call at approximately 7:16 p.m. from a female caller who said her estranged husband had forced his way into her home armed with a knife and was then shot.

According to statements made to Investigators, the male forced his way into the residence after the female resident opened the door and attempted to attack her with a knife. A male acquaintance in the home witnessed the attack, retrieved a handgun and shot the male assailant several times.

The assailant, who was identified as 40-year-old Daniel Wayne Eades of Gretna, succumbed to his wounds at the scene, according to the sheriff's office. The female homeowner was not injured in the struggle.

Afterwards, Eades’ body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s office for autopsy. Multiple knives were recovered from the scene. The handgun used in the shooting was also seized as evidence. The incident remains under investigation by the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.

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