Nicholas Jordan arrested after shooting of two at University of Colorado campus

Mugshot of Nicholas Jordan
Nicholas Jordan was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the deaths of Samuel Knopp and Celie Rain Montgomery. Pic credit: Colorado Springs PD

The police in Colorado Springs, CO, have apprehended a suspect, Nicholas Trevon Jordan, involved in the shooting of two people in a dorm room on the University of Colorado campus.

The 25-year-old Jordan was arrested yesterday following a search for the suspect, which was ignited on Friday morning when campus police officers found the bodies of 24-year-old Samuel Knopp and 26-year-old Celie Rain Montgomery in Crestone House on the university campus.

The police were called to the scene after shots were reported fired. Knopp, a registered student at the university, was a native of Parker, CO, and Montgomery came from Pueblo, CO.

The campus cops contacted the Homicide Unit of the Colorado Springs PD. The investigators had already identified Jordan, another registered student from Detroit, Michigan, by Friday evening and had issued an arrest warrant for him.

According to a CSPD statement, yesterday morning, officers from the CSPD’s Motor Vehicle Theft Unit spotted Jordan in a car not far from the university campus. He was taken into custody without incident.

The cops said they believed this was an isolated incident and that the persons involved knew each other. They have clarified that the shooting was not a random attack against the university.

Nicholas Jordan held in custody on suspicion of killing Samuel Knopp and Celie Rain Montgomery

The investigators have not publicly elaborated on a motive.

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Records show that Jordan is being held at El Paso County Jail on a $1 million bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday afternoon.

Knopp and Montgomery were formally identified on Saturday following autopsies conducted by the El Paso County Coroner’s Office.

The cause of death has not been released, but their deaths are being treated as homicide.

Celie Rain Montgomery and Samuel Knopp remembered after University of Colorado shooting

Celie Rain Montgomery was reportedly described as a single mom to two young daughters and had previously worked as a health and wellness copywriter at Pueblo Community College.

Samuel Knopp was a senior studying music at the university and was known as a talented guitarist.

On Monday, students and officials at the university organized a Healing March, which they used to commemorate the victims of Friday’s shooting.

The Colorado Springs PD has insisted that this in an active investigation and that anyone with any information should contact them at (719) 444-7000, or anonymous tips can be made at the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

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