UPDATE, Nov. 14, 1:43 p.m. — The Henrico County Police Department said a patrol officer spotted the car University of Virginia police believed Jones was driving. Henrico County police took Jones into custody around 11 a.m. in the 5700 block of Edgelawn St., which is in the eastern area of the county.


UPDATE, Nov. 14, 11:20 a.m. — University of Virginia Police Chief Timothy Longo Sr. said at a news conference that Christopher Darnell Jones, the accused shooter, was in custody.

The university said the people who were killed were Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis, and D’Sean Perry. All three were members of UVA’s football team.

Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr., and D’Sean Perry (University of Virginia Athletics)

Jones used to be on the football team.

The university said the students had returned from a class field trip to Washington, D.C. to see a play when the shooting happened.

“This is an unimaginably sad day for our community. The entire university community is grieving this morning,” said University of Virginia President James Ryan. “My heart is broken for the victims and their families and for all those who knew and loved them.”

Longo said that Jones came to the attention of the schools threat assessment team in September. The Office of Student Affairs told the team it had received information that Jones made a comment to someone who wasn’t associated with UVA that he had a gun. That person never saw a gun to the best knowledge of police. Longo added that the mention of the gun was not made in conjunction with any kind of threat.

The Office of Student Affairs followed up with the person who contacted it and attempted to talk to Jones whose roommate said he had not seen Jones with a gun.

Longo said Jones also had come to the school’s attention because he was involved in a hazing investigation that eventually was closed after witnesses would not cooperate with the investigation.

Police did find that Jones had concealed weapon violation outside of Charlottesville in February 2021. According to University of Virginia policy, Jones was required to report that to the school, but Longo said he did not. Longo said the university had taken appropriate measures and that the process to adjudicate the issue was pending.


UPDATE, Nov. 14, 10:35 a.m. — The University of Virginia set up an emergency hotline for family and friends who have questions about the shooting. That number is 1-877-685-4836.


UPDATE, Nov. 14, 10:33 a.m. — UVA’s Office of Emergency Management tweeted that the shelter in place order had been lifted based upon a thorough search on and around campus. A large police presence was to remain in place.


UPDATE, Nov. 14, 6:46 a.m.The Washington ATF has responded to assist in the investigation.


UPDATE, Nov. 14, 4:45 a.m.Police said that the shooting resulted in three killed and two additional injured victims.

The shelter in place was still ongoing as of 4:45 a.m. Police said that multiple agencies were continuing the search for Jones.


UPDATE, Nov. 14, 1:53 a.m. — Police said that Jones may be driving a black SUV with tag TWX3580.

UVA Vice President Robyn Hadley sent an email to students during the shelter in place.

We have all received several shelter in place texts, and they are frightening. I am on Grounds like many of you; I am sheltering in place and in direct touch with University leadership and UPD.

Email from Robyn Hadley

UPDATE, Nov. 14 12:38 a.m. — Police said that the suspect in the shooting at the University of Virginia is Christopher Darnell Jones.

Jones was on the university’s football roster in 2018.

Police said that if anyone sees Jones, they should call 911 immediately.

They did not give any confirmation about any possible victims or conditions.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (DC News Now) — Police at the University of Virginia responded to an active shooter late Sunday evening.

The University of Virginia Police Department sent out a tweet saying “RUN HIDE FIGHT” as the attacker was reported in the area of Culbreth Road.

As of 11:54 p.m., police were still searching for a suspect they described as armed and dangerous. They told students and residents to shelter in place and reach out to friends and family to update them about their safety.

Police described the suspect as “a Black male, wearing a [burgundy] jacket or hoodie, blue jeans, [and] red shoes.”