UVA linebacker, DE D’Sean Perry identified as one of three victims in Sunday’s deadly shooting

The suspect is now in custody

A UVA linebacker has been identified as one of three victims killed in a shooting Sunday night. (University of Virginia)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – UVA linebacker and defensive end D’Sean Perry has been identified as one of three victims killed in Sunday’s shooting at a UVA parking garage along Culbreth Road.

The incident unfolded at about 10:30 p.m. on a charter bus full of students returning to Charlottesville after seeing a play in Washington, D.C., a little over 30 hours after Saturday’s game against the Pittsburgh Panthers, according to the Associated Press.

Perry was a junior at the University of Virginia and graduated from Gulliver Prep in Miami, Florida.

He played in Saturday’s (Nov. 12) football game against the Pittsburgh Panthers, wearing jersey #41.

[READ MORE: Virginia lawmakers, officials react to UVA shooting that left 3 dead, 2 injured]

His parents were heartbroken by the news.

“I always told my son I love U & just keep working. I believe he let me know something tonight. I knew something was wrong. I love u man,” a man claiming to be his father posted to his Twitter account, ImageSports. The post has since been deleted, but a screenshot can be found below:

ImageSports Tweet (Twitter)

A suspect, identified as a UVA student, was taken into custody after a nearly 12-hour manhunt with authorities ordering students to shelter in place and conducting a building-by-building and grounds search of the campus, officials told 10 News.

The remaining two victims have been identified as Lavel Davis Jr. and Devin Chandler, both UVA wide receivers.

Here’s the full statement released by UVA President Jim Ryan Monday morning:

To learn more about all three victims, click here or watch the video below:


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