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Christopher Darnell Jones, Jr. biography: 10 things about Petersburg, Virginia man

Christopher Darnell Jones, Jr. is a black man from Virginia, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

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  1. He is 5’9″ tall. His registered weight 159 pounds.
  2. He has three siblings. They grew up in the Essex Village and Mosby Court housing complexes in Richmond, Virginia.
  3. In 2005, he witnessed the divorce of his parents Christopher Darnell Jones, Sr. and Margo Ellis. He did not see his father again until he was a teenager.
  4. In 2011, his family moved to Varina, Henrico County, Virginia where he attended a specialty school for communications.
  5. He was named Student of the Year as a freshman and sophomore at Varina High School in Varina, Henrico County, Virginia, where he spent his first three years of high school from 2015 to 2017. In 2016, he moved to Petersburg, Virginia to live with his grandmother.
  6. For his senior year in 2018, he played linebacker and running back at Petersburg High School in Petersburg, Virginia. In the same year, he entered the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia and joined the football team of the university.
  7. In 2021, he was convicted of a concealed weapons offense and he received a suspended sentence for property damage and reckless driving in Petersburg.
  8. In October 2022, he visited his father and suggested people were picking on him and he did not know how to handle it.
  9. On November 13, 2022, he 25 University of Virginia students on a school trip to Washington, USA where they saw a play and ate food together. At around 10:40 p.m., he opened fire on a bus near the University of Virginia, killing football players Devin Chandler, D’Sean Perry and Lavel Davis Jr. and injuring Michael Hollins and Marlee Morgan. He fled the scene.
  10. He was 22 years old and a University of Virginia senior when he was named the suspect who fatally shot three people near the University of Virginia on November 13, 2022. On November 14, 2022, U.S. Marshalls arrested him at his mother’s home in Henrico County. He was booked into the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.
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