Louisa County homicide

A Louisa County Sheriff’s Office vehicle sits outside a house on South Spotswood Trail last month. A juvenile has been charged with murder in Louisa County court in connection to the slaying of the husband and the shooting of the wife that lived in the house.

An elderly Louisa County man was shot to death, his wife wounded and a family car stolen in a Tuesday afternoon home invasion on U.S. 33, according to Louisa County Sheriff's Office officials.

A suspect found driving that stolen vehicle was arrested in Nelson County about two hours after deputies were called to the home in the 7400 block of Spotswood Trail, said Sheriff-elect Donnie Lowe.

"About 1:40 p.m. the sheriff's office received a call that a woman had been shot and upon arrival, and during the investigation, we discovered a man had also been shot and was deceased," Lowe said.

Investigators said the couple's stolen vehicle was seen in Nelson County and the driver arrested.

"We are pleased to say we do have as suspect in custody," Lowe said.

Investigators said the suspect is currently facing charges connected to driving the stolen vehicle. Charges related to the home invasion, slaying and wounding could be made as the investigation continues, officials said.

Investigators declined to identify the slain man or his wife pending notification of family. They also declined to identify the suspect.

The woman was flown by helicopter to the University of Virginia Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries, investigators said.

Officials are still working to determine whether the victims and the person of interest knew each other.

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