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UVA transfer Devin Chandler killed in shooting

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Virginia Cavaliers wide receiver Devin Chandler was one of three men killed on Sunday night. He lost his life in a mass shooting on a charter bus near Culbreth Garage on the University of Virginia campus.

Chandler was one of two wide receivers killed. The other was Lavel Davis. Also killed in the shooting was linebacker D’Sean Perry.

Death (Photo by Pixabay)

Suspect Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. was arrested on Monday morning in Henrico County. The exact location was not shared by the authorities.

Jones Jr. was a member of the Cavaliers 2018 football team. However, he did not play in any games.

While he was no longer a member of the football team, he remained at the school.

He is facing three counts of second-degree murder. He is also facing three counts of using a handgun to commit a felony.

Jones Jr. may face additional charges as he has yet to be charged with the shooting of two students in the incident. One student is in critical condition while the other is in good condition.

Chandler was in his first season as a member of the Cavaliers football team. He had not appeared in a game before his death.

He transferred to Virginia in December 2021 after playing two seasons with the Wisconsin Badgers. He entered the transfer portal after six games.

The North Carolina native chose the Badgers over the Cavaliers, Duke, Maryland, and Illinois. Then, after being in the transfer portal, he chose Virginia over those that he communicated with in the portal.

With the Badgers, he had two receptions for 28 yards in 2020. He also had one caddy for 18 yards.

While in Wisconsin, he was used primarily as a kickoff return specialist. Chandler had six kickoff returns for 156 yards in four games in 2020.

He had four kickoff returns for 85 yards in two games in 2021.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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