Court documents show a man questioned in the killing of Colorado's prisons chief brazenly tried to break into the home of a former corrections employee.

An arrest affidavit unsealed Thursday says 34-year-old Thomas Guolee asked a neighbor if the residents were at home during the Dec. 30 burglary attempt. Police say he started shooting when officers arrived.

A judge ordered the document released after a successful bid by The Associated Press and other news outlets. But it does not say whether the latest incident involving Guolee was related to the shooting death of prisons chief Tom Clements nearly three years ago.

The lone suspect in the death was Evan Ebel, a paroled member of a white supremacist prison gang who died in a shootout with Texas authorities.

Guolee remains jailed on $1 million bond.