Police Identify UVA Shooting Suspect as Christopher Darnell Jones

The University of Virginia campus remains on a "shelter in place" status Monday morning as
UVA Police Department

( 11:40 am Eastern) UPDATE: Suspect in custody. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that law enforcement announced the arrest of Chirstoper Darnell Jones Monday morning. Jones is charged “with three counts of second-degree murder.”

The University of Virginia campus remains on a “shelter in place” status Monday morning as police continue their search for Sunday night shooting suspect Christopher Darnell Jones.

Breitbart News reported the shooting, which occurred around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, and noted that UVA police had ordered a “shelter in place” for students and others on campus.

The shooting occurred near Culbreth Garage and UVA president Jim Ryan used twitter to lament five people were shot in the incident, three of them fatally.

UVA police identified the shooting suspect as as student named Christopher Darnell Jones. A campus wide search for Jones carried on during the night and continues Monday morning.

UVA police stressed Jones is considered “armed and dangerous.”

They described him as “wearing a burgundy jacket or hoodie, blue jeans, and red shoes.”

ABC 8 noted Jones “is a former UVA football player from the Petersburg area.”

UVA president Jim Ryan notes that Jones may be driving a black SUV with “VA license plate number TWX3580.”

Numerous law enforcement agencies continue to search the UVA Charlottesville campus

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