UVA Shooting Suspect in Custody
He's charged with murder after three football players killed on campus
Three members of the University of Virginia football team were fatally shot and two other students were injured at a parking garage on campus late Sunday, U-Va. officials said, in an outburst of violence that set off an intense manhunt in and around Charlottesville for a suspect police described as armed and dangerous. He was captured Monday morning.
At an 11 a.m. news conference, police said the suspect, identified as Christopher Darnell Jones, Jr., 22, had been taken into custody and charged with murder. Jones was a freshman on the U-Va. football team in 2018 but did not appear in any games. Late Monday morning, U-Va. officials lifted a shelter-in-place order in effect since 11:30 p.m. Sunday.
Campus officials said the five students were shot on a bus that had returned from a field trip. They identified the deceased victims as Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis and D’Sean Perry. The two injured students were not identified, but officials said one was in good condition and the other was in critical condition.
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