D’Sean Perry, a Miami native and Gulliver Preparatory School graduate, was one of three University of Virginispan plspanyers shot spannd killed at a parking garage on the school’s campus Sunday night.
The other two players were identified as wide receivers Devin Chandler and Lavel Davis Jr. Two other students were wounded, one is in critical condition. The suspected shooter is former Virginia football player Christopher Darnell Jones, who reportedly is in custody.
“This is a sad, shocking, tragic say for our UVA community,” University of Virginia president Jim Ryan said in a press conference Monday morning.
Perry, a junior linebacker, played in the Cavaliers’ loss to the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday and made two tackles. He had seven tackles on the season.
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Virginia campus shooting victim from Florida went to Gulliver Prep
Perry graduated from Gulliver Prep in 2019 where he played linebacker, defensive line and tight end for the Raiders. He was named the 2018 South Florida Conference Defensive Player of the Year after finishing the season with 89 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, three sacks and three interceptions.
Recruiting analyst Larry Blustein said he spoke to Perry twice a week and was “devastated” by the news.
“D’Sean was the ultimate student/athlete who never had an enemy,” Blustein wrote in a text. “While several schools didn’t take notice of what he brought to the table as an athlete, the University of Virginia understood what he was all about — on and off the playing field. For the past six years, nobody has been in his corner and rooting for him more than we have. This is a great loss. Hearing from his family weekly was an inspiration and backs up that hard work and dedication will get you over the hump.”