Kentucky police have identified the man who allegedly opened fire at a bank on Monday, killing five and injuring nine.
Louisville Metro Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said the gunman was Old National Bank employee Connor Sturgeon, 25. The victims were identified as bank employees Joshua Barrick, 40; Juliana Farmer, 45; Tommy Elliott, 63; and James Tutt, 64; a fifth victim was identified as 57-year-old Deana Eckert, although it’s not clear if she was a bank employee.
Three police officers were injured, according to the Louisville Courier Journal. Early reports said that six people were injured, as CrimeOnline initially reported.
Elliott was a senior vice president at the bank. Sturgeon died during a shootout with police, though it remains unclear whether his death was self-inflicted.
Reports indicated that a 26-year-old police officer was shot in the head during Monday’s incident. He was identified as Nickolas Wilt and was said to be in critical condition after brain surgery, according to WLKY.
A source told CNN that Sturgeon livestreamed the shooting on Instagram but the footage was removed almost immediately. Police reportedly have that video. WDRB obtained screengrabs which Sturgeon apparently posted to his Instagram stories.
“They won’t listen to words or protests. Lets see if they hear this,” one image reads.
The source also told CNN that Sturgeon wrote a letter to his parents detailing his intention to shoot up the bank.
Sturgeon wrote a note to his parents and a friend indicating that he was going to open fire in the bank, the source said.
Sturgeon reportedly used a rifle in Monday’s mass shooting. Gwinn-Villaroel declined to specify the type of gun used.
According to WDRB, police and ATF officers entered Sturgeon’s home in Louisville after the shooting. They were reportedly seen leaving the home with bags of evidence.
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[Featured image: Connor Sturgeon/LinkedIn]