Boy, 17, reportedly shot dead his mother and six-year-old brother at home before ambushing and critically injuring his father on Friday in rural Virginia
Leviathan ‘Levi’ Henry Norwood fled the scene in a stolen vehicle but was arrested Saturday in North Carolina and charged in the double murder of his mother and younger brother
Police initially believed the murder suspect had been hiding out in the home after the double murder Friday in Virginia but a searched of the home an the surrounding woods revealed he’d fled
Norwood’s father came home to find his wife and young son shot dead, only for his teen son to ambush and fired on him, but the injured dad escaped
Virginia teen Leviathan ‘Levi’ Henry Norwood, [photo], was apprehended on Saturday in North Carolina. He’s accused of fatally shooting his mother Jen Norwood and six-year-old brother on Friday night in rural Virginia
A 17-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting his mother and his 6-year-old brother in their Virginia home has been arrested in North Carolina, authorities said.
Leviathan ‘Levi’ Henry Norwood was apprehended on Saturday when store employees called police to report him as a possible shoplifter.
A massive manhunt for Norwood had been in effect 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 stable condition at a hospital.
Police responded to the family home in rural Fauquier County, which is surrounded by forest, and found that Norwood had apparently fled.
Police initially believed Norwood had barricaded himself inside the family’s home but didn’t find him in there when they entered the residence after trying to make contact with him for several hours.
A massive manhunt was launched, including police drones and bloodhounds.
Midland is about 53 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. Sheriff´s deputies blocked off roads and searched wooded areas near the family’s home.
But Norwood evaded cops 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 appeared Norwood had stolen a car about 10 miles from the home. Police were searching for a red 2007 Toyota Camry with the license plate WNG 7739.
The car had been reported stolen on Saturday morning. Mosier said bloodhounds had tracked Norwood’s scent to the area of the stolen car.
Hartman said the car that the fleeing Levi Norwood was suspected of stealing was recovered near the store at the time of his arrest.
Hartman wouldn’t specify where the teenager was arrested, saying Fauquier County detectives needed to get to North Carolina and “do their job first.” He said he would release the location on Sunday or Monday.
The teen is charged with two counts of murder in the killing of his mother Jennifer Norwood, 34, and his six-year-old brother Wyatt.