On Monday, a guy who was 25 years old opened fire at the bank where he worked in the downtown area of Louisville, Kentucky. As a result of his actions, five people were murdered and eight others were injured.
The shooter, who live-streamed the incident and used a rifle in the form of an AR-15, was killed by the police after they engaged in a firefight with him.
The Louisville Metro Police Department has released dramatic bodycam footage of officers responding to the bank shooting that occurred on Monday.
There were five people dead, and an officer ultimately shot and killed the gunman. Continue reading for additional information regarding the terrible event.
Louisville Shooting: What Happened?
At 8:38 a.m. on Monday, complaints were made to the police that shots had been fired at the Old National Bank, according to Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel, the temporary chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department.
Three minutes later, according to footage from a body camera that was released by the police on Tuesday, two cops — a rookie and his training officer — can be seen pulling up in their squad car outside the bank located on East Main Street.
The tape depicts a brief first-fire duel, and Officer Nickolas Wilt, who had graduated from the police academy only a few weeks ago, is shown being shot. Some gruesome aspects of the footage have been blocked out.
Officer Cory Galloway, who was his training officer, opens out with a barrage of gunfire, which ultimately results in the assailant’s death. According to the police, the total amount of time that elapsed between the initial reports of gunshots and the gunman’s death was nine minutes.
Joshua Barrick, age 40, Thomas Elliott, age 63, Juliana Farmer, age 45, James Tutt, age 64, and Deana Eckert, age 57, were the five victims who were killed. These were all workers of Old National Bank.
Initially, Ms. Eckert was able to survive the shooting; however, according to the police, she passed away on Monday night. According to Dr. Jason Smith, the chief medical officer at the University of Louisville Health, there were four patients who were still being treated in the hospital as of Tuesday.
Two of them are still in serious condition, one of which is Officer Wilt, who is 26 years old and was serving his fourth shift ever as a police officer when he was injured. The remaining four patients at the hospital have been discharged.
Connor Sturgeon: The Man Behind The Deadly Attack
On his LinkedIn page, Mr. Sturgeon stated that he worked at Old National Bank as a “syndications associate and portfolio banker.” Mr. Sturgeon had earned a degree in finance from the University of Alabama.
According to Mayor Greenberg, the reason he was able to enter the facility was that he was “a present employee.” The shooter received his high school diploma in 2016 from Floyd Central High School in Floyds Knobs, Indiana, which is located close to Louisville.
High school classmate Madison DeStephanis said that people who knew him when he was in high school were “shocked that someone, seemingly so kind and from a generally regular upbringing, could do something so heinously awful.”
Officials said that Mr. Sturgeon disclosed to at least one person that he was considering taking his own life before the shooting rampage and that he lawfully purchased the gun of an AR-15-style design that was used in the attack from a local dealership the previous week.
Louisville Shooting Body Cam Video Footage Released
The footage from the body cameras worn by Louisville police officers has been made public following the mass shooting that occurred on Monday.
The video captures the exchange that took place between the active shooter and the responding law enforcement personnel, including Nickolas Wilt, who was shot and is currently in serious condition.
During a press briefing on the tape, Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey said of Wilt, “You will see he never hesitates.” Deputy Chief Humphrey was speaking about Wilt. This young man reentered the danger zone and put himself in harm’s way.
According to Humphrey, the suspect “lied in wait” for law enforcement to attend to the shooting at the bank.
While the officers were approaching the building, they were unable to see inside; according to Humphrey, the video captures the “tension” that was there at the incident.
At the scene of the incident, law enforcement officers and medical personnel provided aid to those who had been shot. According to Humphrey, the efforts taken by first responders “certainly saved lives” in the incident.