Nicholas Jordan Allegedly Knew His Victims

( – Nicholas Jordan, who allegedly shot two people in a college dorm in Colorado, may have known his victims, according to recent reports.

On Monday, Feb. 19, the 25-year-old suspect from Detroit, was arrested on suspicion of murder. Jordan was enrolled at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs where, on Friday, Feb. 16, he allegedly murdered 24-year-old Samuel Knopp and 26-year-old Celie Montgomery in a dorm room. Montgomery, a mother of two, was not a student at the university.

It’s still unclear what led to the fatal incident, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD). Police Chief Adrian Vasquez told reporters that the shooting was “an isolated incident” between two people who knew one another but didn’t provide any additional details on their relationship.

What is known about the encounter so far is that gunshots were reportedly heard by witnesses Friday morning around 6 AM in the Alpine Village Apartments, an upperclassman dorm located in Colorado Springs near the university. Knopp and Montgomery were discovered dead inside the room by responding officers shortly after. Due to the risk of a potential active shooter, the campus was quickly put on lockdown and a search for the suspect ensued.

Dispatch audio released to reporters revealed that law enforcement was uncertain whether or not the suspect was still on or around campus while armed. After investigators were able to link Jordan to the murder, a warrant was obtained the same night but he could not be located. After searching for Jordan over the weekend, university classes were canceled on the following Monday. He was eventually located and then arrested at 8:37 AM.

The incident left the university community in shock, and many parents and students were on edge over the weekend during the manhunt because law enforcement kept details close to the chest to avoid making the suspect aware that they were in pursuit of him.

Jordan was charged with two first-degree murder counts. He appeared in court on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and is currently being held on bond and awaiting trial.

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