A dispute over trash between roommates led to threats before shooting in a Colorado university dorm room

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A college student who has been accused of killing his roommate and one other individual in a dorm at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs reportedly told his roommate that he would “kill him” if he was asked to take the trash out one more time, according to the Associated Press.

The situation was reported to the campus police and housing officials in early January, but there was no effort by the police to separate the suspect from the room. Chris Valentine, who is a spokesperson for the university, said that no additional information about the situation could be given since the investigation is still ongoing.

The report stated that Nicholas Jordan, 25, of Detroit, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, felony menacing, and committing a crime of violence in the February 16 murder of his roommate. His roommate, Samuel Knopp, 24, and one other individual, Celie Rain Montgomery, 26, were both killed in the dorm room at the university.

ABC News reported that Nick Rogers, Jordan’s lawyer, objected to the details of the case being released to the public. He went on to say that Jordan — who is currently a junior at the university studying accounting — would be “prosecuted in the media.”

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A third roommate who lived with Knopp and Jordan told investigators in the case that Knopp had made several complaints about Jordan’s cleanliness, as well as his cigarette and marijuana smoking. Jordan threatened Knopp after he gathered trash in a bag and set it outside Jordan’s bedroom door in the pod-style dorm.

The authorities said in a document that “Mr. Jordan threatened Mr. Knopp and told him that he would ‘kill him’ and there would be consequences if Mr. Jordan was asked to take out the trash again.”

Reports mentioned that Jordan had requested to withdraw from the university just 14 hours before the fatal shootings. There was nothing in his dorm room when the incident occurred.

A warrant for Jordan’s arrest was issued just one day after the investigation started, but Jordan was not officially considered a suspect in the case until his ultimate arrest on Monday in a residential area located in Colorado Springs.

The Associated Press reported that the authorities discovered a firearm in Jordan’s car and that he also owned a fully loaded AK-47.

Jordan was working a job when he was arrested by the police following the incident. All of his belongings were reportedly stuffed into his vehicle.

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