UPDATE: UCCS shooting suspect’s bond increased to $5 million cash-only

UPDATE: TUESDAY 2/20/2024 1:50 p.m.

(COLORADO SPRINGS) — Nicholas Jordan, the suspect arrested in connection to a double homicide that happened Friday morning, Feb. 16 at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), appeared before a judge on Tuesday, Feb. 20 for an advisement hearing.

During the hearing, Jordan’s bond was increased to $5 million cash-only which will be readdressed at his next court appearance.

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The Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s Office (DA’s Office) argued for the bond increase by saying that Jordan does not have ties to the state being originally from Michigan, along with the seriousness of the charges, multiple victims, and he apparently tried to leave the state after the alleged crime. The DA’s office also argued that Jordan had a firearm when arrested and still poses a threat to witnesses and the general public.

The Public Defender for Jordan requested the bond argument be reserved until Friday, Feb. 23 when Jordan appears before a judge again. The judge granted the reservation and set the bond to $5 million cash-only and the bond will be readdressed at the next court date.

The Public Defender’s office also requested the probable cause affidavit be released solely by the Public Defender’s office, while the DA’s office had no objection to unsealing it for public view.

The decision to unseal the affidavit was pushed to the Feb. 23 court date.

ORIGINAL STORY: Court appearance for UCCS shooting suspect

TUESDAY 2/20/2024 1:03 p.m.

The suspect arrested in connection to a double homicide that happened Friday morning, Feb. 16 at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) will appear in El Paso County Court on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 20 for an advisement hearing.

According to CO Courts on social media, Nicholas Jordan will have a video advisement on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

Jordan is currently being held on a $1 million bond at the El Paso County Jail.

On Friday around 6:15 a.m., the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) was called to UCCS about a shooting in the dorms where officers found Samuel Knopp and Celie Montgomery dead, each with at least one gunshot wound.

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UCCS was placed on lockdown temporarily while police investigated.

Nicholas Jordan
Nicholas Jordan

Jordan was arrested on Monday, Feb. 19 on two counts of First Degree Murder in the shooting deaths of Knopp and Montgomery.

CSPD told FOX21 that Jordan was a roommate to one of the victims.

Jordan is scheduled to be in court on Friday, Feb. 23 for a first appearance hearing at 8:30 a.m.

On Monday, CSPD reiterated that this was an isolated incident between people who knew one another and was not a random attack on the university or any of its other students.

FOX21 News will be listening to Jordan’s hearing and will update this article once we know more.

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