Virginia Teen, 17, Arrested and Charged with Homicide of His Mom and 6-12 months-Outdated Brother

Virginia Teen, 17, Arrested and Charged with Murder of His Mother and 6-Year-Old Brother

A manhunt for a 17-year-old Virginia teenager suspected within the killings of his mom and 6-year-old brother has ended together with his arrest, the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Workplace confirms.

On Saturday night, at round four p.m. native time, Levi Norwood from Fauquier County, Virginia, was apprehended in North Carolina, Sheriff Robert P. Mosier mentioned in a press convention Sunday.

The suspect was charged with two counts of homicide within the deaths of his 34-year-old mom, Jennifer Norwood, and his younger brother, Wyatt Norwood — who allegedly suffered gunshot wounds of their higher our bodies, Mosier mentioned.

Authorities didn’t say the place in North Carolina Levi was arrested, simply that the Liberty Excessive College scholar was taken into custody after an worker at a North Carolina Goal reportedly referred to as police a few shoplifter, who was later recognized as Norwood.

He was arrested by the Durham Police Division, Mosier mentioned.

The manhunt was introduced Friday night, after the suspect’s father, Joshua Norwood, got here dwelling at round 6 p.m. native time to search out his spouse and son useless from gunshot wounds, The Washington Put up reported.

In accordance with authorities, Levi allegedly shot and wounded his father with a pistol. Regardless of his accidents, Joshua was in a position to escape, name for assist and was later hospitalized. Mosier instructed The Put up he’s in steady situation.

Initially, police believed the suspect had barricaded himself within the dwelling the place the homicide occurred, on the 12800 block of Elk Run Highway. Nevertheless, as soon as authorities arrived on the scene, he was gone.

They later realized that {the teenager} had stolen a crimson 2007 Toyota Camry from one other Fauquier resident, Mosier mentioned within the Sunday press convention. The automotive was discovered within the parking zone on the scene of the arrest.

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Wyatt was a first-grader at Mary Walter Elementary College Fauquier, in accordance with superintendent David Jeck who instructed The Put up they’re making ready counselors to assist college students and workers with the tragedy.

“This sort of tragedy is clearly not one thing that Fauquier County is accustomed to,” Jeck mentioned. “It’s a extremely, actually horrible state of affairs.”

Frank Finn, the Assistant Superintendent, instructed reporters Sunday that the varsity was unable to reveal if the suspect had indicated any kind of disciplinary or behavioral issues previous to the incident.

Norwood is at the moment being held in North Carolina, lawyer Scott Hook instructed reporters on Sunday. An extradition listening to is scheduled for Feb. 18.