Christof M Kreb: Colorado gun store owner kills 50-year-old wife, 2 children and self
The four bodies were discovered by police after one of the children inside the home called 911
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO: A man who allegedly killed his wife and two of their children, before killing himself, has been identified by Colorado authorities. The man involved in the apparent murder-suicide case has been identified as 55-year-old Christof M Kreb, a local gun store owner and competitive shooter. The four bodies were discovered by police after a child inside the home called 911 and told the dispatcher that one of his siblings was not moving.
The victims, Kreb’s wife, Yvette Siegert Kreb, 50, and two of their eight children, Felicity and Barrett Kreb, 13 and 9, were found dead in the Springs house by police shortly after 10 am on Saturday, October 30. "On October 30, 2021, at approximately 10.08 am, deputies were dispatched to the 1300 block of Pleier Drive on a report of someone on scene who was seriously injured and needed help," stated a press release from the sheriff’s office. "Based on the information our Communications Center received from this person, El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies, Monument Police Department officers, Palmer Lake Police Department officers, and members of the Donald Wescott Fire Department, and AMR (American Medical Response), responded. When deputies entered the residence, they found 2 juveniles and 2 adults deceased. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit detectives were called out to process the scene."
"Additionally, based on other evidence and observations, the Sheriff’s Office Tactical Support Unit was requested to respond to the scene. An Everbridge, otherwise known as a “reverse 911”, was sent to the community encouraging residents within a 2-mile radius of the scene to shelter in place, lock their doors and windows, and stay away from exterior walls. Based on what was discovered at the scene, without having all details available at the time and out of an abundance of caution the Everbridge was sent out while law enforcement continued to evaluate the evidence they were finding," the press release added.
Yvette Kreb worked as a nurse and made and donated face masks for the community amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Christof Kreb owned a gun store called 'Specialty Sports & Supply' in the area. Various other members of the Kreb family are competitive shooters.
Kevin Hamblin, 54, has been living next door to the Krebs for the last three years in a part of town called Gleneagle. “For us, it was shocking because it was our next-door neighbor—we wouldn’t have suspected anything like that,” Hamblin told The Daily Beast. “It’s always a tragedy when young kids are involved… I don’t understand how parents could harm their children.” While five of the Kreb children were born with various forms of dwarfism, one is blind and one had both legs amputated.