Suspect In Deadly U. Virginia Shooting Taken Into Custody
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The suspect in a shooting at the University of Virginia that killed three members of the football team was taken into custody Monday, more than 13 hours after he allegedly gunned down fellow students in a bus as they returned from a school field trip, authorities said.
University President Jim Ryan and law enforcement officials were in the middle of a late morning news conference when they received word that Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. had been apprehended.
Two other students were wounded in the shooting late Sunday night, which happened near a campus parking garage as a charter bus full of student returned from seeing a play in Washington, D.C. for a class field trip. Ryan said one of the students was in critical condition and the other student was in good condition at a local hospital.
The shooting touched off an intense manhunt, with authorities ordering students to shelter in place and conducting a building-by-building and grounds search of the campus. Students stayed in place for more than 12 hours until the order was lifted late Monday morning.