Suspect in murder-suicide attack at Wyoming college graduated from Mines

Posted on: 2:40 pm, December 1, 2012, by , updated on: 02:33pm, December 2, 2012

DENVER –Officials have confirmed that the suspect involved in the murder-suicide attack at a central Wyoming community college Friday has connections to Colorado.

According to Karen Gilbert, a spokeswoman from the Colorado School of Mines, 25-year-old Chris Krumm, who shot and killed his father and his father’s girlfriend Friday, graduated from the graduate program at Mines in 2009. FOX31 Denver learned that he was an electrical engineering student at the college.

The victims killed during the murder-suicide attack at a central Wyoming community college Friday were identified on Saturday.

According to the Casper Police Department, the victims were identified as 56-year-old James Krumm, and his girlfriend 42-year-old Heidi Arnold. Both victims were professors at Casper College.

 Chris Krumm was James Krumm’s 25-year-old son.

Police said Chris Krumm stabbed his father’s girlfriend to death outside of her home on Hawthorne Avenue, before driving to Casper College with a compound bow and arrow and two knives.

Officers said Chris Krumm entered his father’s classroom just after 9 a.m. at the World Physical Science building and shot his father in the head with an arrow, knocking him to the ground.

Despite being mortally wounded, James Krumm managed to get up and fight back, giving the students inside the classroom the opportunity to escape unharmed, according to police.

Investigators concluded that Chris Krumm stabbed himself multiple times before driving a large knife into his father’s chest.

The suspect who lived in Connecticut came to Casper on Nov. 29 and checked into a motel in town, according to police.

Police said the suspect acted alone, and his motive for the attack is still under investigation.