Nicholas Jordan Suspect in Double Shooting at University of Colorado – Colorado Springs Detention Center

A 25-year-old student believed to be responsible for shooting two people inside a dorm room on the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs campus has been arrested. Police in Colorado Springs announced the arrest of Nicholas Jordan Monday morning in Colorado Springs.


Authorities said the suspect and the victims knew each other. The Colorado Springs Police Department said it was “not a random attack against other students at the school or university.”

24 year old male and 26 year old female was found dead with gunshot wounds early Friday at Crestone House in the Alpine Village area. They were Identified over the weekend Samuel Knapp, an enrolled UCCS student from Parker, and Celie Rain Montgomery of Pueblo.

Jordan is from Detroit and enrolled as a student at UCCS, school spokesman Chris Valentine said. Police said they had warrants for his arrest Friday evening on two counts of first-degree murder. He was spotted by police officers near the 4900 block of Cliff Point Circle East Monday morning and arrested during a traffic stop and booked into the El Paso County Jail. His arrest photo has not been released yet.

CSPD said their investigation is active. They are asking anyone who has information about the crime that could help detectives and has not yet spoken to police to contact them at (719) 444-7000. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call the Crime Stoppers tip line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

The university is planning what it calls a March for the Cure on Monday afternoon. It is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. in the Roaring Fork Dining Hall and anyone from the Colorado Springs area who wishes to participate is invited to come and remember the victims. UCCS President Jennifer Chobanette, Student Body President Axel Brown and UCCS Police Chief Dwayne McCarver will be on hand to deliver remarks.

The UCCS campus is located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in northeast Colorado Springs. It is one of four universities in the University of Colorado system. Others are in Boulder, Denver, and Aurora (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus).

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