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Christopher Darnell Jones Jr Parents Mourn Their Son's Three UVA Football Victims

Christopher Darnell Jones Jr is a university student at Virginia university who is charged of gun violence and taking lives of three of his classmates. ( Source : nypost )

Christopher Darnell Jones Jr parents divorced when he was young.

After Christopher stopped getting along with his mother, Christopher moved in with his father, Christopher Darnell Jones Sr, and his grandmother.

Jones, a former football player for the University of Virginia, alleged that he massacred three students and injured two more on the school bus. 

The grotesque transformation that Jones underwent left his parents unable to comprehend what had happened to their son, and they were still in disbelief over the action of their son. As soon as the police department had reason to suspect him, they issued a search warrant and started searching him right away. 

After some time, he was located in eastern Henrico, and the authorities imprisoned him. The teenage athlete is charged with slaying in connection with the shooting of five of his former friends, including Devin Chandler.

According to the authorities in Charlottesville, he began shooting on a school bus carrying football players from the University of Virginia who were heading home after playing on Sunday.

Similarly, according to police statements released on Monday, November 14, school authorities investigated his claim that he had a handgun and was involved in a hidden weapon incident last year in 2021.

Christopher Darnell Jones Jr Parents In Disbelief Over Their Son's Action

Christopher Darnell Jones Jr parents are Christopher Darnell Jones Sr and Margo Jones. They divorced when he was five years old.

He has left his parents in disbelief following his crime. He shot five students.

Christopher and his three brothers were reared by their single mother, Margo. After the incident, she picked up a phone call from Washington Post reporters and said, "I can tell you now that Chris was a good kid."

Jones Jr father Christopher Darnell Jones Sr could not process what his son did. He left Jones and his mother when Jones was only five years old. But the father and son are still in contact via cellphones.
Jones Jr father Christopher Darnell Jones Sr could not process what his son did. He left Jones and his mother when Jones was only five years old. But the father and son are still in contact via cellphones. ( Source : wtvr )

When she discovered the happening, Margo said she tried contacting him many times but could not get through. According to her, he sounded well when they spoke on Sunday. She added that Jones Jr. was thrilled to celebrate his 23rd birthday this November 17.

Jones had been on the run for almost a day and a half when the police eventually caught up with him and hauled him into jail. Christopher Darnell Jones Sr., his father, has said that he is still working to comprehend the claims that have been made against his son.

"I can't believe it was him; I still can't believe it now," Jones Sr. said to the police.

The distressed father shared some details while speaking to Jones over a phone call last time. Jones Sr. said Christopher is a very sensitive person, a friend to everyone, and some people bullied him at school. The last time he saw Jones was when he came to do his laundry, and Jones Jr. seemed fine then.

After the news of the occurrence spread and his family members and relatives knew Jones's conduct, they were utterly stunned. They expressed their deepest condolences to all those who had been hurt and victimized by his action.

Suspect Christopher Darnell Jones Jr was detained after 12 hours of search and investigation about 80 miles from campus in Henrico County.
Suspect Christopher Darnell Jones Jr was detained after 12 hours of search and investigation about 80 miles from campus in Henrico County. ( Source : richmond )

His family relocated to Varina, located around ten miles outside of Richmond, while he was in middle school. Although he made new friends there, mainly via the sport of football, his connection with his mother became more strained.

He grew up in disturbing housing in Richmond, and he often gets in the mix of a bad neighborhood. Nevertheless, his father, who abandoned the family when he was young, has indicated that they keep in touch via phone a few times a month.

Who Are Christopher Darnell Jones Jr Gun Victims?

Three of the five victims shot by Christopher Darnell Jones Jr passed away. Two are getting treated at the hospital.

The University of Virginia president Jim Ryan confirmed the names of those who perished in the gun violence. The young souls are Devin Chandler, D'Sean Perry, and Lavel Davis Jr., while the remaining two surviving victims' identities have not been made public.

All three deceased were essential players for Virginia Cavaliers football. Perry, 22 years old, was a junior linebacker for the Cavaliers and played in seven games for them during the current 22-23 season.

After moving from Wisconsin to Virginia for his first year of college football, Devin Chandler played wide receiver for the Cavaliers. However, he had not played any game this season.

Christopher Darnell Jones who was a part of 25 member squad school trip opened fire while they were returning home. He shot and wounded five students and three fallen victims are Devin chandler, D'Sean Perry, and Lavel Davis.
Christopher Darnell Jones who was a part of 25 member squad school trip opened fire while they were returning home. He shot and wounded five students and three fallen victims are Devin chandler, D'Sean Perry, and Lavel Davis. ( Source : weau )

And this past year, Lavel Davis was a junior on the comprehensive receiver team, and he finished with 16 receptions, 371 yards, and two touchdowns for his efforts.

According to the University of Virginia's student directory, Christopher Jones is a first-year in the College of Arts & Sciences.

On Sunday, November 13, the 22-year-old went to D.C. with a group of about 25 classmates for a school field trip to see a football game, as stated by  Timothy Longo Sr., police chief, at a press conference.

According to what Longo has heard from other students, Jones, who was completely normal the whole time on the trip, suddenly took his gun out and started shooting.