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The suspect in the death of U.Va. execution taken into custody | National

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The suspect in the University of Virginia shooting that killed three members of the football team was taken into custody Monday, more than 13 hours after he allegedly shot fellow students on a bus as they returned from school. tour, 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 arrested.

Two other students were wounded in a shooting late Sunday night outside a campus parking garage as a charter bus full of students was returning from seeing a play in Washington, D.C., on a field trip. Ryan said one of the students is in critical condition and the other is in fair condition at a local hospital.

The shooting prompted an intense manhunt, with authorities ordering students to shelter in place and conducting a building-by-building and campus search. Students remained at the site for more than 12 hours until the order was lifted late Monday morning.

As the news conference began, University Police Chief Timothy Longo Sr. said officials are “fairly confident” the shooter is no longer on school property and urged the public to call 911 immediately if they see him or the black SUV driving. which he is believed to Then Longo received word that Jones had been detained.

“Just give me a moment to thank God, to breathe a sigh of relief,” he said.

Longo said police have obtained warrants for Jones’ arrest charging him with three counts of murder and three counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony. He said a bus full of students had just returned to campus when the shooting began.

“One of them decided to commit an act of violence,” he said.

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