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Virginia teen suspected of killing mom, brother, arrested

Sheriff's officials allege the 17-year-old also injured his father in Friday's shootings.

A Virginia teenager suspected of opening fire on his family, killing his mother and 6-year-old brother and wounding his father, was arrested Saturday in North Carolina, authorities said.

Levi Norwood, 17, was apprehended after someone reported him to North Carolina police as a possible shoplifter, Virginia's Fauquier County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

A stolen 2007 Toyota Camry that the teen was believed to have been driving was also recovered, the office said.

The boy's father, Joshua Norwood, 37, discovered the bodies of his wife, Jen, 34, and son, Wyatt, 6, on Friday about 6 p.m. at the family home in the Midland area of Fauquier County, about 53 miles southwest of Washington. He told officers he was injured when his teen son fired several shots at him, authorities said.

Police are searching for 17-year-old Levi Norwood.
Police are searching for 17-year-old Levi Norwood.via NBC Washington

Joshua Norwood was taken to an emergency room and is in stable condition, Sheriff Bob Moser said at a press conference Saturday.

At the time the sheriff's office urged residents to shelter in place with "a very large law enforcement presence" in the community due to the search for Norwood. Police from Culpeper and Fairfax counties and the Virginia State Police are also involved in the search for the 17-year-old.

The sheriff’s office said they have not been able to determine the kind of weapon used in the double homicide.

Weekend activities in the area, including church services, were canceled due to the ongoing search, authorities said at the press conference.