Teen accused of killing mom, younger brother arrested in North Carolina

Authorities had labeled him "armed and dangerous."

February 16, 2020, 2:15 PM

A manhunt for a Midland, Virginia, teen accused of killing his mother and younger brother, and injuring his father, has ended with the suspect's arrest in North Carolina.

Officials with Fauquier County Sheriff's Office earlier said they'd been searching for Levianthan "Levi" Henry Norwood, 17, who went missing Friday around 6 p.m. after police were called to his home and found his mother and brother dead.

The 34-year-old mom and 6-year-old brother were identified by police as Jennifer and Wyatt Norwood. The teen's 37-year-old father, Joshua Norwood, also was shot during the rampage, and last was reported in stable condition at a local hospital, according to police.

Levi Norwood was later found at a Target near Durham, North Carolina, allegedly shoplifting hair dye, clothes and a backpack, according to law enforcement officials. He allegedly provided a false name to officers, police said.

PHOTO: This flyer was released by the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office in Virginia of Levi Norwood, 17, wanted for two counts of murder.
This flyer was released by the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office in Virginia of Levi Norwood, 17, wanted for two counts of murder.
Fauquier County Sheriff's Office

When police first arrived at the home, they believed the alleged shooter still was in the house. They searched the property until after 10 p.m. but couldn't find him.

"There was some time between when we arrived that he could have escaped from the area," Fauquier Country Sheriff Bob Mosier said at a press conference earlier on Saturday.

ABC News' Benjamin Siu, Sarah E. Shales and Ivan Pereira contributed to this report.

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