BREAKING NEWS | Suspect for double homicide at UCCS in custody

Nicholas Jordan, a suspect believed to be responsible for the double homicide at UCCS is in custody, the Colorado Springs Police Department announced.  

CSPD’s motor vehicle theft unit found Jordan in a vehicle at around 7:52 a.m. on Feb. 19. The tactical enforcement unit took Jordan into custody in the 4900 block of Cliff Point Circle in Colorado Springs at around 8:37 a.m. 

Late in the evening on Feb. 16, the homicide unit obtained an arrest warrant for the charges of two counts of first-degree murder for Jordan, a 25-year-old from Detroit.  

Mugshot of Nicholas Jordan. Photo from CSPD.

According to UCCS’ Director of Communications Jenna Press, Jordan was enrolled as a student at the university. 

“Investigative efforts continue to indicate this was an isolated incident between individuals who were known to one another and not a random attack against the school or other students at the university,” CSPD said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Feb. 19.  

The shooting occurred just before 6 a.m. on Feb. 16 in a dorm room at the Crestone building located in Alpine Village. The bodies of 24-year-old UCCS student Samuel Knopp and 26-year-old Celie Rain Montgomery were found, each with at least one gunshot wound on them. CSPD spokesperson Ira Cronin told USA Today that Knopp and Jordan were roommates.

The CSPD said the investigation is still active. Anyone with information is asked to call them at 719-444-7000.   

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the Crime Stopper Tip Line at 719-634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.   

This story is developing and will be updated as more details become available. 

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated as of 5:20 p.m.

Police patrol Alpine Village during UCCS Day of Healing on Feb. 19. Photo by Lillian Davis.