JUST IN: Suspect In Custody After Shooting at University of Virginia Leaves Three Football Players Dead

Christopher Darnell Jones Jr.

A suspect has been apprehended after allegedly kills three University of Virginia football players and wounded two others.

Fox News reports:

Police confirmed University of Virginia student shooting suspect Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. is in custody.

UVA President Jim Ryan identified the three deceased at an 11 a.m. press conference Monday.

They are UVA linebacker D’Sean Perry and UVA wide receivers Lavel Davis Jr. and Devin Chandle.

Fox News confirmed that FBI arrived at the scene on Monday morning. The search is spearheaded by local law enforcement and already involves multiple other agencies including a Virginia State Police helicopter.

In a message to the community earlier Monday, UVA President Jim Ryan wrote to provide an update on the multiple public safety alerts sent out following the 10:30 p.m. Sunday shooting that killed three and injured two others.

The shooting was initially reported around 10:30 p.m. Sunday when shots were fired in the Culbreth parking garage.

Shortly after, a campus-wide alert was issued announcing the suspect was at large and telling all people at UVA to shelter in place. University police said they are looking for Jones in connection with the shooting.

Jones is reportedly a former UVA football player.


Devin Chandler

Lavel Davis Jr.

D’Sean Perry

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