Colorado Springs Gunman ID’d as 33-Year-Old Noah Jacob Harpham


The gunman who killed three people in Colorado Springs on Saturday has been identified as 33-year-old Noah Jacob Harpham, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the case. According to witnesses, Harpham had a rifle in one hand and a revolver in the other while he shot and killed a bicyclist. He then walked and fatally shot two women on a porch, after which Harpham engaged in a gun battle with police. The names of the victims have not yet been released.

Harpham appears to have had a blog, where the sole post begins with Harpman saying he is at one of the addresses hit in Saturday’s shooting. In the post called “Is my Dad in a Cult? Even Worse, Is It Satanic?!” Harpham rants about Colorado pastor Bill Johnson and his father’s relationship to him. The url used for the website appears to be linked to an internet username called Ptwnblzr, who boasted about using “moda/armo and bho (cbd-rich)” twice daily. The acronyms appear to stand for a variety of drugs—the former a combination of stimulants; the latter a marijuana extract.

SOURCE: The Daily Beast, The Associated Press