Two Found Dead in University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Dorm Room Identified as Homicide Victims

The Colorado Springs Police Department has identified the two individuals found dead inside a dorm room at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus on Friday. The victims have been named as 24-year-old Samuel Knopp from Parker, Colorado, and 26-year-old Celie Rain Montgomery from Pueblo, Colorado. Knopp was a student at the university, while Montgomery was not enrolled.

The incident, initially reported as shots fired from the Crestone House dormitory, is now being investigated as a homicide rather than a murder-suicide. Both victims were discovered with a single gunshot wound to the head when officers responded to the scene.

Following the incident, the campus was briefly placed on lockdown, which was lifted after approximately an hour and a half. The university closed for the day in response to the shooting.

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s homicide unit has taken over the investigation, and an autopsy has been conducted by the El Paso County Coroner’s Office to determine the cause and manner of death. The investigation is ongoing, with detectives actively pursuing additional leads and potential suspect details.

Authorities have emphasized that this appears to be an isolated incident involving individuals known to each other, rather than a random attack against the university or its students. The focus of the investigation remains on seeking justice for the victims and their families.

This tragic event marks the third and fourth homicides in the City of Colorado Springs this year, compared to two at the same time last year.

Author: CrimeDoor

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