November 16, 2022

USA: 3 University of Virginia Football Players Killed On A Bus Returning From A Fieldtrip On UVA Campus. The Shooter Also A UVA Student Was On The Bus, Was Captured And In Custody.

Inside Edition published November 14, 2022: Ex-UVA Football Player Arrested in Connection With Shooting. Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. is accused of killing three members of the football team and wounding two other students at the University of Virginia. Jones was on a field trip to Washington, D.C. with other students. After seeing a play, they all had a meal together and returned to campus on a chartered bus. That's when Jones allegedly started shooting. Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr., and D'Sean Perry were killed in the incident.
News 19 WLTX published November 14, 2022: Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis and D'Sean Perry were shot and killed by a single gunman at the University of Virginia in on Sunday night. Davis was from Ridgeville, South Carolina.
ABC News published November 15, 2022: UVA survivor recounts shooting horror: 'I thought he was going to shoot me too'. ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke to University of Virginia student Ryan Lynch, who was on the bus when three UVA football players were shot and killed by a classmate.
WUSA9 published November 16, 2022: Prosecutor: UVA shooter targeted victims, shot student in his sleep. Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. appeared virtually in front of an Albemarle County judge Wednesday morning. He's being held without bond.
WDBJ7 ABC News, Virginia local
written by NBC12 Newsroom
Wednesday November 16, 2022

ALBEMARLE, Va. (WWBT) - New information has come to light during a Wednesday court hearing for the former UVA football player accused of killing three-student athletes and injuring two others.

The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 at a parking garage behind UVA’s drama building. Police say the students were returning from a field trip at the time of the shooting. Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., 22, is now facing the following charges:
  • Three counts of second-degree murder
  • Three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
  • Two counts each of malicious wounding and use of a firearm
At the arraignment hearing, prosecutors said that a witness told police that Jones shot Devin Chandler in his sleep.

When officers arrived on scene, they found Chandler and D’Sean Perry dead on the bus. Lavel Davis Jr. later died from his injuries at the hospital.

One of the surviving victims was discharged from the hospital on Nov. 15, and the other is in serious condition.

Just this past September, it was reported to UVA’s Threat Assessment Team that Jones - also a current student - may have been in possession of a gun.

In a statement, university officials say they spoke with Jones’ roommate, who said he never saw Jones with a weapon.

However, the university soon discovered that Jones was convicted of a misdemeanor for a concealed weapons violation in Chesterfield County in February 2021. Jones was given 12 months suspended on that charge.

In August 2020, Jones was charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run with property damage in Petersburg. He received two 12-month suspended sentences.

Throughout the investigation, Jones repeatedly refused to cooperate with university officials looking for additional information about the claims that he had a firearm about his failure to disclose the previous misdemeanor conviction.

Accordingly, on Oct. 27, Student Affairs decided to escalate his case for disciplinary action, but school officials admitted the report was never submitted to the University Judiciary Committee.

A status hearing for Jones has been set for Dec. 8 at 9:30 a.m.

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