Updated: Monday, 03 Dec 2012, 10:33 PM EST
Published : Monday, 03 Dec 2012, 7:07 PM EST
VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) -- The Vernon man who police say drove from Connecticut to Wyoming to kill his dad and his girlfriend tried to get a gun permit but ultimately decided to leave town without it.
Vernon police had just one prior contact with 25-year-old Christopher Krumm.
"Krumm came into the Vernon Police Department and filed a pistol permit application. Krumm was fingerprinted and his completed application was collected," Lt. William Meier of the Vernon Police Dept. said.
The next time that Vernon was contacted concerning Krumm was following his killing spree in his hometown of Casper, Wyoming.
Krumm drove across the country, confronted his father's girlfriend at their home and stabbed 42-year-old Heidi Arnold to death.
He then went to the Casper College where his father worked. In front of a class full of students, he shot 56-year-old James Krumm in the head with a bow and arrow and then stabbed him to death.
Krumm then killed himself. By Friday night, Vernon police searched a rooming house on Grove Street.
"As a precaution, the Hartford Police Bomb Squad was contacted and assisted in the execution of the warrant, no hazardous devices were found. During the search, Vernon Detectives seized some paper records," Lt. Meier said.
They collected some papers, a printer and other assorted items which will be forwarded on to authorities in Wyoming. Krumm's neighbors here say they saw no warning signs.
"He's my neighbor so we'd see him occasionally in the hallway and he was a nice guy, wasn't like super friendly didn't really talk to anybody in depth," neighbor Kim Warren said.
They tell us he had just started a new job in Manchester and spoke often of having asperger's syndrome. Acquaintances back home in Casper say he had always been social awkward and was quite an introvert but say he had always been very kind.
"Chris was very sensitive and I always felt he was very fragile, I mean, I just, this is because he was very, very broken, something really broke in him," Anna Wilkinson, his former teacher, said.