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Virginia teen suspected of killing mother and brother arrested

According to authorities, Levi Norwood 17, 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 after someone reported him to North Carolina police as a possible shoplifter.

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

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.

Officers surrounded the home in the Midland area for several hours, believing that the teen was inside. But when a SWAT team entered the home about 10:15 p.m., the teen was gone. Joshua Norwood was taken to an emergency room and is in stable condition.

The suspect attended Liberty High School and the victim, his 6-year-old brother went to Mary Walter Elementary School. During a press conference Saturday, officials said all Fauquier County Public Schools activities would be cancelled through Tuesday. School officials said counselors will be made available to students in those schools when they return.

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