University Confirms Colorado Dorm Murders Suspect’s Enrollment as a Student

March in remembrance of two shooting victims on the UCCS campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado

The individual taken into custody in relation to the shooting incident inside a dorm at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs that resulted in two fatalities was a student, as confirmed by the school to Fox News.

“On Monday morning, February 19, 2024, members of the Colorado Springs Police Department apprehended a suspect linked to the investigation of the homicides that occurred on Friday, February 16, 2024, at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS),” the Colorado Springs Police Department shared on X, previously known as Twitter.

Early Monday morning, the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Motor Vehicle Theft Unit found Nicholas Jordan, a Detroit, Michigan resident, in a vehicle. The authorities mentioned that he was apprehended without any trouble.

The investigation suggests that this was a specific incident involving individuals who were acquainted with each other, rather than a random attack on the school or other students at the university,” the statement read.

University Shooting: Student in Custody, Two Dead in Dormitory Incident

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – FEBRUARY 19: People place roses on the Mountain Lion sculpture in the center of the UCCS campus after a healing march to remember shooting victims Samuel Knopp, 24, of Parker and Celie Rain Montgomery, 26, of Pueblo, on the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado on February 19, 2024. Hundreds of people turned out to take part in a healing march to remember the two who were killed Friday morning in a Crestone House dorm on the campus. School and community organizers hoped the march would help students, faculty, friends and family have the chance to be together and start the healing process. The walk started at Roaring Fork dining hall and ended by the popular Mountain Lion statue by the school’s library. Student body president Axel Brown and UCCS Chancellor Jennifer Sobanet both spoke at the gathering. The shooting sparked a lockdown on campus and led to classes and activities being cancelled. 25 year-old Nicholas Jordan was arrested Monday morning on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder.


According to information from the university, Jordan was a student at the school when the shooting occurred. The individual was taken into custody on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder. 

Shortly before 6 a.m. on Friday, university police were alerted to reports of shots being fired from the Crestone House, a campus dormitory.

Upon arriving at the scene, authorities discovered a male and female, later identified as Samuel Knopp and Celie Rain Montgomery, both deceased from single gunshot wounds to the head.

The Coroner’s Office is currently determining the cause and manner of death, as both are under investigation as potential homicides.

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