Accused UVA Shooter Arraigned in Albemarle County Court

CHARLOTTESVILE, Va. (WSET) — At a court arraignment Wednesday morning for the man accused of killing 3 and injuring 2 on campus at the University of Virginia, prosecutors gave a witness account of the incident.

Prosecutors said a witness saw Chris Jones, the accused shooter, aiming his gun at Devin Chandler while he was asleep on the bus after coming back from a school trip to Washington, D.C.

During the hearing, Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney James Hingeley gave a brief accounting of what police say happened Sunday night after officers responded to a report of shots fired near a parking garage.

One witness told police the suspect pointed the gun at Chandler, shot him as he was sleeping, and Chandler slid to the floor, Hingeley said.

The witness said Jones was “aiming at certain people” and not shooting randomly, according to Hingeley.

Chandler died after the incident, along with two others: Lavel Davis Jr. and D'Sean Perry. All three were football players at UVA.

The identities of two victims who were injured have also been released: student Marlee Morgan and another football player, Michael Hollins Jr.

Jones, 22, faces 3 charges of second-degree murder, 3 charges of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and 2 charges of malicious wounding.

Hingeley said the judge decided to hold Jones in custody without bond pending another hearing.

More on this story from our media partner, ABC 13 - WSET.

photo credit: Henrico County Police/WSET

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