'Devastation and heartache': Virginia coach Tony Elliott, AD Carla Williams mourn deaths of 3 football players

Nov 15, 2022

Hours after it was confirmed that three University of Virginia football players were killed in an on-campus shooting on Sunday night, Virginia head coach Tony Elliott and athletic director Carla Williams expressed their grief in the first public statements released from the Cavaliers’ athletic department and football program.

Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D'Sean Perry were identified as the victims by university president Jim Ryan. Two others were wounded in the shooting and were hospitalized. One was listed in critical condition, the other in good condition, Ryan said Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred on a bus in an on-campus parking garage after a class trip to Washington, D.C. to see a play.

The suspect, Christopher Darnell Jones, was arrested Monday morning and charged with three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of using a handgun in commission of a felony. Jones is a Virginia student who once was a member of the football team. He was listed on the 2018 team roster as a 5-foot-9, 195-pound freshman running back.

Source: Yahoo Sports