Jacob Whitfield Case: Teen charged with killing dad, stepmom in North Carolina, police say

Jacob Whitfield, 17, is accused in the shooting death of his father and stepmother

(CBS) WHITAKERS, N.C. - Police arrested 17-year-old Jacob Whitfield Sunday morning in the fatal shooting of his father and stepmother in their Whitakers home, CBS affiliate WRAL reports.

Police responded to a 911 call at the home at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday and arrived to find both victims dead at the scene. Police haven't released the names of the victims.

Five people were in the home at the time of the shooting, including Whitfield, a friend, his parents and his younger brother, police said. Whitfield lives in Virginia with his mother and comes to Whitakers periodically to visit his father and family.

Whitfield faces two murder charges and is placed in Nash County jail without bond. No other information, including a motive for the shooting, was released.


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