Robert Kraft Lends Patriots Team Plane to UVA Football Players Traveling to TeammatesFunerals

The New England Patriots plane

The New England Patriots plane

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is helping University of Virginia football players travel to the funerals of three of their teammates who were killed in a shooting 本月初.

在星期天, 十一月. 13, former UVA football player Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. allegedly shot and killed 22-year-old D’Sean Perry, a linebacker and defensive end; Devin Chandler, a junior wide receiver on the team; and Lavel Davis Jr., a junior wide receiver.

Jones Jr. shot the players after their bus returned to campus after traveling to D.C. to see a play, 当局说.

Perry and Chandler died at the scene, while Davis died in the hospital.

根据 ESPN reporter Field Yates, the Patriots sent their team plane to Charlottesvilleto help players get to the three funerals of their fallen teammates held in three different states.

PEOPLE reached out to the team for comment on Monday afternoon.

Classy move by the organization,” Yates wrote in a tweet on Sunday.

D'Sean Perry; Lavel Davis Jr.; Devin Chandler

D'Sean Perry; Lavel Davis Jr.; Devin Chandler

D’Sean Perry, Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler.
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A Patriots spokesperson confirmed to NBC Sports that Kraft loaned the plane at no charge.

Per NBC Sports, Perry’s funeral happened Saturday in Florida, while Chandler’s funeral occurred in Virginia Beach.

Davis Jr.’s memorial is scheduled for Wednesday in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Jones Jr. faces three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony.

University of Virginia Police Chief Timothy Longo previously said that Jones had a prior incident involving a weapon in February 2021 but allegedly had not reported the incident to the university as required.

According to Charlottesville’s Daily Progress, Jones is from Petersburg, 弗吉尼亚州, and had been on the UVA football roster in 2018, but did not play.

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GoFundMe accounts have been set up for the victimsfamilies to help defray funeral costs.

The fundraiser for Lavel Davis Jr. can be found 这里.

The fundraiser for Devin Chandler can be found 这里.

The fundraiser for D’Sean Perry can be found 这里.

GoFundMe has verified each fundraiser to PEOPLE.