(GoRealNewsNow.com) – NEWS NOW: Louisville authorities have identified the police officer critically injured by the Old National Bank shooter as Nicholas Wilt, a 26-year-old recent graduate of the police academy who joined the force on March 31.
During the confrontation, Officer Wilt sustained a gunshot wound to the head and underwent brain surgery. He is currently in critical condition but stable. Two other officers were injured in the encounter; one was shot in the side and the other sustained elbow injuries. Both are in stable condition.
The alleged perpetrator of the mass shooting on Monday has been identified as 25-year-old Connor Sturgeon. According to his LinkedIn profile, Sturgeon had been employed at the bank for a year as a syndications associate and portfolio banker after completing an internship. He held a Master’s in Finance from the University of Alabama, which the institution has confirmed. Sturgeon entered the bank armed with an AR-15-style assault rifle and began shooting.
Sturgeon’s LinkedIn profile also indicated that he used ‘he/him’ pronouns and cited ‘teamwork’ as one of his skills.
Authorities reported that he live-streamed the shooting on social media.
The motive behind the mass shooting, during which Sturgeon allegedly killed four individuals and injured nine others, remains unclear. Unconfirmed reports suggest that Sturgeon may have been suicidal and harbored grievances against his workplace.
It is uncertain whether Sturgeon’s death resulted from a self-inflicted wound or injuries sustained during the exchange of gunfire with responding officers. The four victims, all employees of the bank, have been identified as Joshua Barrick (40), Thomas Elliot (63), Juliana Farmer (45), and James Tutt (64).
A witness to the tragic Louisville mass shooting at the Old National Bank recounted being splattered with a colleague’s blood when the shooter targeted the conference room where they were attending a meeting.
Early Monday morning, the gunman entered the bank wielding at least one “long assault rifle,” killing four and injuring eight, including two police officers. The shooter also died.
A witness who spoke to WHAS11 described the harrowing scene within the bank’s conference room.
Troy Haste, an Old National Bank employee, according to his LinkedIn profile, said, “He just started firing. I didn’t see his face. We were in the conference room. Whoever was next to me got shot; their blood’s on me.”
Haste added that he briefly took refuge in the break room before cautiously opening the door to determine the shooter’s location. “I could see him still shooting,” Haste recounted, visibly shaken.
Haste and another individual present during the shooting reported that the incident took place on the first floor of the building while the group was in a meeting. The other person initially mistook the gunshots for construction noise until someone warned him, “Run, there’s a shooter in there.”
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