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Authorities say victim in Wythe County shooting was suspect’s step-son

Shooting reportedly stemmed from domestic violence incident

Joel Hosey is accused of shooting his step-son to death in Wythe County on Sept. 19, 2020
Joel Hosey is accused of shooting his step-son to death in Wythe County on Sept. 19, 2020 (New River Regional Jail)

WYTHE COUNTY, Va.UPDATE, 09/21 8:45 A.M.

Authorities have identified the victim of a shooting that stemmed from domestic violence over the weekend in Wythe County, as well as the suspect, who is his step-father.

According to the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office, deputies at the scene found Chad Norris, 30, dead in the yard in front of the home on Vineland Drive in Barren Springs on Saturday evening.

Deputies say they also found Joel Hosey, Norris' step-father, inside the home and he was taken into custody.

Hosey is being held without bond at the New River Regional Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.


ORIGINAL STORY

The Wythe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that they say is from domestic violence.

Deputies say it happened just after 8 o’clock on Saturday night on Vineland Drive in the Barren Springs Community after getting a call about a shooting.

That’s where they found a man dead after being shot in the chest.

The suspect was on the scene and is currently in police custody.

This incident is being investigated as a homicide from domestic violence.

This is an ongoing investigation.