Police arrest 17-year-old Virginia boy charged in death of mother, brother

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Feb. 16 (UPI) — Police arrested a 17-year-old Virginia boy — who was wanted in connection with the Friday shooting that killed his mother and 6-year-old brother and injured his father — in North Carolina on Saturday.

WBTV in Charlotte reports that on Friday, Joshua Norwood came home in Fauquier County, Va., to find his 34-year-old wife, Jennifer, and younger son, Wyatt, shot to death.

Levi, Joshua Norwood’s older son, then allegedly fired several shots at his father and  fled the scene.

Joshua Norwood then called for help.

According to police, Norwood was captured after employees at a retail store called in a shoplifting report.

A car in the store’s parking lot matched the description of one reported stolen Friday in Fauquier County.

Prior to his arrest, Norwood was at large and was considered armed and dangerous.

During the search, police urged residents of kille — about 53 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. — to shelter in place as law enforcement agencies from several surrounding counties, as well as the Virginia State Police, searched for the teenager.

Joshua Norwood, the suspect’s 37-year-old father, was taken to an emergency room after the shooting.

As of Saturday, authorities said Joshua Norwood was in stable condition.


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