DURHAM, N.C. – Police say a 17-year-old boy charged with fatally shooting his mother and 6-year-old brother in their Virginia home was apprehended after he tried to shoplift hair dye, clothes and a backpack from a North Carolina department store.
Sgt. James Hartman, a spokesman for the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Department, said Levi Norwood was arrested Saturday after employees at a Target in Durham found him in the sporting goods section and called police. Investigators didn’t immediately find any guns in Norwood’s possession, but Fauquier County Sheriff Robert Mosier said a car allegedly stolen by the teenage suspect would be returned to Virginia and searched for weapons.
Deputies said Norwood’s father came home to see his wife and son dead and Levi Norwood armed with a gun. Investigators said Norwood then shot his father but the injured father managed to escape the home and call for help.
Community events were canceled on Saturday due to the manhunt.
Investigators are not sure what led to the shooting spree.