Published On: Mon, Nov 2nd, 2015

Noah Harpham identified as Colorado Springs shooter, killed Christy Galella, Jennifer Vasquez and unidentified bicyclist

The man who killed three people during a rampage through the streets of Colorado Springs has been identified Noah Jacob Harpham, but police hasn’t made anything official.

Harpham, 33, reportedly had a rifle in one hand and a revolver in the other when he killed a bicyclist on Saturday. He then walked less than a mile and fatally shot two women, Christy Galella and Jennifer Vasquez, who were on a porch of a sober living home.

noah harpham Colorado Springs shooterWitnesses say he was then killed in a gun fight with police.

Colorado Springs police have not released the names of the gunman or victims, pending the completion of autopsies.

In shocking details, one victim pleaded not to be shot, but Harpham coldly pulled the trigger without speaking.

Harpham was active on Twitter, linking out to his blog post in the days and hours before the shooting.

Harpham tweeted a link to the blog to Edward Snowden and @ChemicalCircus, from his account, @Block_N_Bard. His profile picture is a photo of libertarian economist Murray Rothbard, along with the words “anti state,” “anti war,” free-market.”

His final tweet, on October 31, just hours before the shooting, was about his account on the adult webcam site Chaturbate:

Harpham’s mother, Heather Kopp, wrote about her son’s battle with alcohol addiction in her book, Sober Mercies: How Love Caught Up With a Christian Drunk, which was published in 2013.

He also traveled with his mother after the book was published, supporting her as she spoke about their story.




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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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