Teen Charged in Murder of His Mother

A Rocky Mount teenager is behind bars charged with murdering his mother.

Police arrested 19-year-old Brandon Terrell Norwood of Rocky Mount Thursday night. Investigators say Norwood killed his mother, Barbara Norwood, with one shot to her chest at their Rocky Mount home.

Police say at this point it appears to be a case of mistaken identity, that Norwood's mother was not the intended target. Family members describe Brandon as a responsible young man that had a good relationship with his mother.

Police do not believe the shooting is related to drugs or any other illegal activity.