UVA | After the incident that left 3 football players dead
updated at 5:05 PM ET on November 14, 2022
Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., the alleged shooter. Has been apprehended by police following a manhunt that lasted more than 12 hours and involved a lockdown of the whole campus.
According to UVA Police Chief Timothy Longo, during a news conference, Jones. A former football player and current student. Is accused of three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of using a weapon in the commission of a felony.
According to the university president, the shooting happened at 10:30 p.m. ET was riding in a charter bus with children who had just returned from a theatre field trip.
All three victims, junior wide receivers from Virginia Beach, Virginia, linebacker from Miami, Florida, and wide receiver from Dorchester, South Carolina, Lavel Davis, were discovered dead at the site. According to police.
For nearly 12 hours, staff members and students remained indoors.
Ryan stated, “This is an unbearably sad day for our community. “This morning, the whole campus community is in mourning. For the victims, their loved ones, and everyone who knew and cared about them, my heart is devastated.”
Monday’s scheduled classes and extracurricular activities were postponed, and campus-bound public transit was halted. The nearby Albemarle County public schools were likewise closed on this particular day.
Just after 10:30 a.m. ET. The campus-wide shelter-in-place order was withdrawn following a thorough search of the area.
According to a press release from the neighbourhood police department, Jones was captured “without incident” in a Richmond, Virginia suburb, some 76 miles southeast of the institution.
Jones will be charged with three charges of second-degree murder and three counts of using a pistol to conduct a crime, according to UVA Police Chief Tim Longo.
Longo said that Jones had previously attracted campus police’s notice due to his involvement in a hazing incident.