The man accused of fatally shooting three UVA football players and injured two others on campus last night is in custody. Authorities say 22-year-old Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. was caught this morning in Henrico County. He’s a UVa student and former football player. Authorities say the shooting happened on a bus that was returning from a field trip.
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PRESIDENT JIM RYAN SHARES THE NAMES OF THE DECEASED.
U-V-A’S CHIEF OF POLICE TIM LONGO SAYS THE SUSPECT WAS INVOLVED IN A HAZING INVESTIGATION LAST YEAR.
Longo SAYS THE SUSPECT NEVER REPORTED THE VIOLATION … EVEN THOUGH HE WAS REQUIRED TO. They haven’t released a motive.
UPDATE: Authorities say the suspect in the shooting at the University of Virginia that killed three members of the football team has been taken into custody. The suspect in the Sunday night shooting was identified as Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. Two others were wounded in the shooting, which happened on a bus of students who were returning from an off-campus trip.
UPDATE: Three people are dead and two others are injured after a shooting on campus late last night at Culbreth Road. Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. is identified as the suspect and a student of the university, as well as a former football player.
He’s still at large and is considered armed and dangerous. Classes are canceled.
He was last seen wearing a burgundy jacket, blue jeans, and red shoes.
UVAPD says the suspect may be driving a black SUV with Virginia tag: TWX3580.