Records: Suspect in 2015 Loveland shootings had 'arsenal' of guns at home; bank got protection order

Posted at 2:18 PM, Mar 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-15 16:18:00-04

LOVELAND, Colo. – The man arrested earlier this week in connection to the shooting of two people in 2015, one of whom died, had a permanent restraining order from a Loveland bank chain granted against him last year, court records show.

Christopher David Parker, 35, faces first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder charges in connection to the June 2015 shooting death of William Connole and a motorcyclist in Loveland.

Larimer County Court records obtained by Denver7 show that the Guaranty Bank & Trust Company first requested a civil protection order for all of its employees at five locations in Loveland against Parker on May 5, 2017.

The request for the order cites communications the bank had with Loveland police about threats Parker made to the bank.

The records show that police told the bank on April 19 of last year that a mental health facility had received a threat against the bank made by Parker, and police told the bank to lock all of its offices and only let bank customers with IDs enter the locations.

The request also says that the bank found Facebook posts made by Parker in which he said: “I’m holding up the f---ing bank” and “The bankers need to be alive.”

The bank learned from talking with Loveland’s SWAT team that Parker had “an arsenal of weapons in his home” and that he’d been placed on a 72-hour hold at a mental health facility, according to the request for the protection order.

The request, which was granted, required Parker not to have contact of any kind with the bank of any of its employees, and to stay at least 50 yards away from the bank and its employees.

The initial protection order was granted and signed by Parker on May 19, and a permanent protection order barring Parker to have contact with the bank or its employees was granted on June 22.

Authorities from northern Colorado and the FBI announced Thursday that Parker was connected to the shooting of Connole and the motorcyclist, but not four other shootings that occurred within months of Connole’s murder in northern Colorado.