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University of Colorado dorm room double murder suspect was student, victim’s roommate: cops

The suspect in the grisly double slaying of two University of Colorado students and his gal pal inside a campus dorm room was also a student at the school — and the roommate of one of the victims, police said Tuesday.

Nicholas Jordan, 25, of Detroit, was a senior at the Colorado Springs university when he allegedly shot roomie Samuel Knopp, 24, and 26-year-old Celie Rain Montgomery on Friday, with both victims found with a single gunshot wound to the head, according to police.

Colorado Springs cops tracked down Jordan and charged him with two counts of first-degree murder on Monday — and revealed that the accused killer was Knopp’s college roommate and both lived in the Crestone House dorm where the bodies were found, the Denver Post said.

Jordan was in court on Tuesday and ordered held on $5 million cash bail by El Paso County Court Judge Shannon Gerhart, the outlet reported.

Prosecutor Robert Willett said the hefty bail was warranted because “there are indications he tried to flee the state” after the dual killings.

Police responded to the dorm on reports of shots fired around 6 a.m. Friday and found the two bodies, the Colorado Springs Police Department said in a press release.

The university went into lockdown for about one hour, but cops quickly identified Jordan as the suspect, obtaining an arrest warrant for him on two counts of murder by the end of the day Friday.

On Monday, police spotted Jordan sitting in his car shortly before 8 a.m. and arrested him.

Police have not released details regarding a possible motive for the grisly shootings or the circumstances that led to them.

Initial reports were that the Friday morning double slayings were the result of a murder-suicide, but police denied those reports after identifying Jordan as the suspect.

In a Facebook post on Monday, university Chancellor Jennifer Sobanet said the school had scheduled two forums for students and faculty on Tuesday to provide more information about the incident.

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