North Carolina authorities are on the hunt for a man who they allege fatally shot his 15-year-old son Tuesday morning before logging on to Facebook to confess to the killing, PEOPLE confirms.
Norlina, North Carolina, police are not sure where Earl Valentine is, but they consider him to be armed and dangerous. Police advise anyone who sees Valentine to keep their distance and call 911 right away.
Police Chief Taylor Bartholomew tells PEOPLE that Valentine allegedly kicked in the door to his ex-wife’s house Tuesday morning and shot her before killing their son.
Valentine’s ex is in critical but stable condition, Bartholomew says.
“We got a call from Valentine’s son, who told dispatchers, ‘My dad just shot me and my mom,’ ” the chief tells PEOPLE. “We got to the home, and they were taken to the hospital with severe injuries. The young man passed away soon after.”
After the shooting, Valentine allegedly took to Facebook – recording a video in which he accused his son’s mother of being deceitful.
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“She lied on me, had warrants taken out on me. She drug me all the way down to nothing,” Valentine said on the video, which has been removed from his Facebook page but was reviewed by PEOPLE and confirmed by authorities.
“I loved my wife, but she deserved what she had coming,” Valentine said on the video.
Bartholomew tells PEOPLE that after the shootings, he called Valentine’s cell phone. The suspect allegedly answered.
“He wanted to know if his ex-wife was dead, because he told me she deserved it,” Bartholomew said. “He said he was going to kill the rest of her family, and I tried talking him into coming back. But he told me he was gonna throw the phone away and kill himself after murdering her relatives.”
Bartholomew says Valentine didn’t follow through with his threats to harm his ex’s family in Virginia, and that he suspects Valentine is still alive.
“We had a report of him being seen this morning,” Bartholomew says, noting Valentine expressed no remorse for the violence during their conversation.
Bartholomew says the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force and the U.S. Marshals are aiding in the hunt for Valentine.
When he’s apprehended, Valentine will be charged with first-degree murder in his son’s death, Bartholomew says.