Christopher Darnell Jones: What we know about the suspect accused in the active shooting at the University of Virginia.

Christopher Darnell Jones, University of Virginia
Christopher Darnell Jones, University of Virginia

The University of Virginia police in Charlottesville are searching for, Christopher Darnell Jones, a former football player in connection with the of killing three and injuring two in a shooting on campus Sunday night.

The shooting was reported at a garage on Culbreth Road in Charlottesville at about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to the University of Virginia Police Department.

The University of Virginia police said on Twitter that multiple police agencies are looking for Christopher Darnell Jones “regarding the shooting incident.” Anyone who sees him is urged to call 911 immediately and not approach him.

Who is Christopher Darnell Jones?

Christopher Darnell Jones
Christopher Darnell Jones

According to the UVa athletic department website, Christopher Darnell Jones was a former football player who played football for the school in 2018 but didn’t appear in any games.

However, the bio says he was a high-achieving high school student, both on the field and off.

He was 5 foot 9 inches tall and 195 pounds as a freshman.

He played football at Varina and Petersburg High Schools and graduated from Petersburg in 2018.

He grew up in Richmond and played football at two area high schools.

The bio reads:

Played linebacker and running back at Petersburg High School for head coach Michael Scott … earned honorable mention all-conference honors as a senior … spent first three years of high school at Varina High School where he earned honorable mention all-conference as a freshman and second-team accolades as a sophomore and junior … member of the National Honor Society … National Technical Honor Society … president of Key Club … president of Jobs for Virginia Grads Program … named Student of the Year as a freshman and sophomore at Varina … son of Margo Ellis and Christopher Jones, Sr. … has three siblings, Eliza, Darrius and Varian.


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