Roommates Identified in University of Colorado Shooting

The suspect and victim in the shooting incident that occurred on the University of Colorado’s Colorado Springs campus have been identified as roommates, according to police confirmation on Tuesday. Nicholas Trevon Jordan, a 25-year-old resident of Detroit, was arrested by Colorado Springs police on Monday in connection with the shooting that resulted in the deaths of Samuel Knopp, 24, and Celie Rain Montgomery, 26. Jordan is scheduled to appear virtually in court on Tuesday afternoon for an advisement hearing, as per online court records.

Police spokesperson Caitlin Ford confirmed on Tuesday morning that both Knopp and Jordan were students and roommates at CU Colorado Springs. However, the nature of Montgomery’s relationship with the roommates has not been disclosed by the authorities. Colorado Springs police have provided limited information regarding the shooting, including the motive behind the violence.

Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Jordan on Friday evening and located him on Monday morning after an extensive weekend-long search. He was found in a vehicle in the 4900 block of Cliff Point Circle East in Colorado Springs. Jordan is currently being held at the El Paso County Jail on a $1 million bond. Online court records indicate that his record was sealed on Saturday and unsealed on Tuesday morning.

The shooting took place early Friday morning in a dorm room at Crestone House, resulting in the tragic deaths of Knopp, a resident of Parker, and Montgomery, from Pueblo. Campus police responded to reports of shots fired at approximately 6 a.m., prompting a lockdown on campus and the cancellation of classes and activities. The campus remained closed throughout the weekend.

Authorities have emphasized that this was an isolated incident involving individuals known to each other and not a random attack against the university or its students.

Author: CrimeDoor

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