Virginia Teen who was being Sought for Allegedly Killing Mother and Brother Arrested in North Carolina
North Carolina police on Saturday arrested a 17-year-old boy who was wanted on two counts of murder in the deaths of his mother and brother.
Levianthan “Levi” Henry Norwood was apprehended when he attempted to shoplift at a Target store in Durham, North Carolina.
According to Fauquier County Sheriff’s Department, police arrested Norwood after employees at the Target store found him in the sporting goods section attempting to steal clothes, a backpack, and a hair dye.
The suspect gave police a fake name, but they were able to determine his identity after some investigation.
The teen was wanted on suspicion of fatally shooting his mother, 34-year-old Jennifer Norwood, and his 6-year-old brother, Wyatt Norwood Friday at their home in Midland, Virginia.
Authorities said the suspect’s father, 37-year-old Joshua Norwood reported that he walked into their family’s home in the 12800 block of Elk Run Road at about 6 p.m. Friday and found his wife and younger son shot and killed.
His son Levi fired shots at him but was able to escape and call 911.
Responding officers, including the SWAT team, surrounded the home and were able to get access to the house at around 10:15 p.m. but found the teen gone.
An initial investigation revealed that the boy stole a 2007 red Toyota Camry about five miles away and fled to an unknown destination.
The car was recovered after the suspect was arrested. The gun had not, however, been recovered at the time of the report.