Virginia, 17, is accused of shooting his mother and brother, six, at home before ambushing and injuring his father
- Leviathan “Levi” Henry Norwood, 17, was arrested Saturday in North Carolina
- The police had sought him in Virginia after a double murder on Friday
- Norwood’s father came home and saw his wife and son shot
- Teenage son attacked the father and fired at him, but the father escaped
- The police launched a huge tow net after Norwood stole a car to flee
Leviathan “Levi” Henry Norwood, 17, was arrested Saturday in North Carolina
A 17-year-old boy suspected of having fatally shot his mother and his 6-year-old brother in their home in Virginia has been arrested in North Carolina, authorities said.
Leviathan “Levi” Henry Norwood was arrested Saturday when shop assistants called the police to report him as a possible shoplifter.
A massive manhunt on Norwood had been in force since Friday night when his father Josh, 37, returned to their home in Midland, Virginia to find his 34-year-old wife Jen and their six-year-old son Wyatt shot dead.
Norwood shot and wounded his father, who escaped and called for help, according to the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. The father was in a stable state in a hospital.
The police responded to the rural house, surrounded by forest, and discovered that Norwood apparently had fled.
Norwood’s mother Jen (34) and brother Wyatt (six) were found dead in their house on Friday night. Norwood’s father says he was ambushed and wounded but survived
The police responded to the rural house, surrounded by forest, and discovered that Norwood apparently had fled. A huge manhunt was launched with drones and bloodhounds
Law enforcement officials initially believed that Norwood had barricaded himself in the family’s home, but did not find him there when they entered the home after trying to contact him for several hours.
A dragnet was launched, including police drones and bloodhounds.
Midland is about 85 miles southwest of Washington, D. C.’s delegates Sheriff blocked roads and searched wooded areas near the family’s home.
But Norwood avoided the police and was able to leave the area, apparently in a stolen Toyota sedan, police said.
Fauquier Sheriff Robert Mosier said on Saturday afternoon that it seemed that Norwood had stolen a car about 10 miles from the house. The police were looking for a red Toyota Camry 2007 with the registration number WNG 7739.
The car was reported stolen Saturday morning. Mosier said that bloodhounds had followed the smell of Norwood to the area of the stolen car.
Midland is approximately 85 km southwest of Washington, D.C. Sheriff delegates blocked roads and searched wooded areas near the family’s home
The search for Norwood ended Saturday when he was arrested in North Carolina, after employees of a store reported a shoplifter to the police, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, Sgt. James Hartman said in an email.
Hartman said the car that Norwood was suspected of stealing was found near the store at the time of his arrest.
Hartman would not indicate where the teenager was arrested and said the detectives had to come from Fauquier County to North Carolina and “do their job first.” He said he would release the location on Sunday or Monday.
Norwood is accused of two counts of murder in the murder of Jennifer Norwood, 34, and her son Wyatt.