The student suspected in a shooting at the University of Virginia that left three members of the football team dead and two others injured is in custody, officials announced Monday.
The University of Virginia Police Department identified Christopher Darnell Jones, 22, as the suspect in the shooting.
In the middle of a news conference at 11 a.m., UVA Chief of Police Timothy Longo abruptly announced that Jones had been taken into custody.
Jones was a former member of the school’s football team. He was listed on the 2018 football roster shared on the official website of the Virginia Cavaliers, but did not appear on the Cavalier’s roster in any following seasons.
Longo said that the police department secured an arrest warrant charging him with three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony.