Who is Nicholas Jordan? Suspected Colorado dorm killer ‘knew victims’: police

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A Detroit man allegedly shot and killed two people in a dormitory at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs on Friday.

On Monday, Nicholas Jordan, a 25-year-old student at the university, was arrested on a murder warrant for the murders of fellow student Samuel Knopp, 24, and mother-of-two Celie Montgomery, 26. I’m not a student.

The cause of the fatal crash remains a mystery, but Colorado Springs police said “this was an isolated incident between people who knew each other,” without providing further details. Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez told NBC News that Jordan and Knopp were roommates.

Jordan is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon, and Fox News Digital has requested several documents. But here’s what we know so far:

Respondent in audio stream from Colorado dormitory shooting reveals ‘not sure’ if gunman is still at large

Nicholas Jordan, 25, was arrested on suspicion of murdering two people in a dormitory at the University of Colorado. (Colorado Springs Police Department)

On Friday, around 6 a.m. local time, gunshots rang out in Colorado Springs’ upperclassman dormitory called Alpine Village Apartments.

Responding officers found Knopp and Montgomery dead inside their dorm rooms, sparking an hours-long campus lockdown as law enforcement searched for the possible shooter.

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According to dispatch audio obtained by Fox News Digital, first responders were unsure how stable the scene was or whether the gunman was still roaming the campus. It was revealed.

An investigation implicated Jordan in the crime, and police secured a warrant for his arrest by Friday night. Detectives searched for him over the weekend, but his name was not released until Monday evening.

Samuel Knopf

Sam Knopf, 24, was pictured in a memorial post his mother posted on Facebook for Son’s Day. (Amy Elswick Knopp/Facebook)

Celie Lane Montgomery

On February 16, 2024, Celie Montgomery, 26, was shot and killed in a mass shooting at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. (Benefits to family)

The man remained at large for most of the day Monday, and police remained tight-lipped about the shooting, but reiterated it was an “isolated incident.”

Both students and parents felt anxious due to the lack of information. Classes have been canceled on Monday.

Shortly before 8 a.m. Monday, the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Auto Theft Unit found Jordan, police announced on X (formerly Twitter).

Tactical teams swarmed the scene and he was arrested without incident by 8:37 a.m. He was arrested on two counts of first-degree murder at the El Paso County Jail in Colorado and held on $1 million bail, according to inmate records. has been done.


His mug shot was released on Monday night.

Fox News Digital’s Stepheny Price contributed to this article.



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