Suspect arrested in University of Colorado shooting that killed two

A Michigan man was arrested Monday on a homicide charge in connection with the fatal shooting of two people at a dormitory on the University of Colorado campus in Colorado Springs, police said.

Nicholas Jordan, 25, of Detroit, who was enrolled at the university, was arrested in Colorado Springs on charges of first-degree murder in the shootings of another student, Samuel Knopp, 24, of Parker, Colo., and Celie Rain Montgomery, 26, of Pueblo. Colorado, the Colorado Springs Police Department said Monday a series of statements on X.

Mr. Jordan was being held on $1 million bail in the El Paso County Jail and was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday. records show.

The police announced that the investigation is ongoing and that the persons involved know each other. They did not provide a motive or other details.

Mr. Knopp was a senior at the university studying music, and Mr. Jordan was also enrolled at the university, said Jenna Press, a spokeswoman for the university. She did not give more details. The university’s 2023 music program was presented video Mr. Knopp playing guitar during his junior recital.

Around 6 a.m. Friday, campus police received a call about a shooting from Crestone House, a dormitory on the University of Colorado campus in Colorado Springs, a city of about 480,000 people in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Campus police found two people dead in the room and called the Colorado Springs Police Department, which sent its homicide unit to investigate.

By Friday evening, police had an arrest warrant, launching a manhunt for Mr. Jordan. Until Sunday, the police department called the shooting “an isolated incident between parties who were known to each other and not a random attack on the school or other students at the university.”

The department said it is working with campus police to ensure the campus community is safe.

The search continued over the weekend until about 8 a.m. Monday, when the motor vehicle theft unit found Mr. Jordan in a car in the city, police said. He was taken into custody after about 30 minutes.

Students and officials held a “healing walk” on campus Monday, laying flowers at the base of a marble statue of a mountain lion, the university’s symbol and the mascot of its athletic teams.

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