On Monday morning, there was a shooting at a bank in downtown Louisville, leaving five people dead and at least nine more injured. Even the assailant didn’t make it. The Old National Bank on Main Street reportedly phoned the police around 8:30 a.m. on Monday. During the first three minutes, they had arrived.
They entered the building to find a shooter armed with a weapon. Connor Sturgeon, 25, a bank employee, has been named as the suspect. According to LMPD, after Sturgeon opened fire on officers, the officers returned fire and “stopped that threat.”
The bank employed four of the five fatalities. Tommy Elliott (aged 63), Jim Tutt (aged 64), Josh Barrick (aged 40), and Juliana Farmer (aged 45) were named by LMPD. At approximately 9 p.m., LMPD updated the public with the news that Deana Eckert, 57, was the fifth victim to lose her life in the incident.
They haven’t revealed whether or not she was a bank employee. Elliott, the senior vice president, was good friends with both Mayor Greenberg and Governor Andy Beshear. “We lost four children of God today, one of whom was one of my closest friends,” Beshear said.
At least three police officers were among the nine people sent to the hospital. Nickolas Wilt, a 26-year-old officer of the LMPD, was shot in the head and is currently undergoing brain surgery at UofL Hospital. His condition is really serious.
No motive has been determined, and it’s unclear where or how the shooter obtained his weapon. They did indicate he broadcast the shooting live on Facebook or another platform. Later that afternoon, SWAT surrounded his residence in south Louisville.
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According to a former worker, the shooting occurred during a weekly sales meeting held on a Monday at 8:30 a.m. The shooting was described as a “vile act of targeted brutality” by Greenberg. He stated that the city had established a family help center at the Kentucky International Convention Center’s 3rd and Market entrance for anyone affected by the shooting.
The mayor has instructed victims and their families to go there to receive information. The FBI has set up a website where people may submit information, photos, and videos. Messages can be left at the above link or by dialing 502-574-LMPD. A viewer of WLKY shared a video showing what seems to be many gunshots and the subsequent yelling of an “active shooter at the bank.”
Vice President Joseph Biden tweeted that the massacre was a “senseless act of gun violence” and that the nation was in his thoughts and prayers. Flags were ordered to fly at half-staff by Beshear until Friday evening’s sunset.
The bank is located in a convenient downtown location, next to Slugger Field. The structure is distinguished by its distinctive green, triangular roof. The building has a bank on the ground floor, condos above it, and other commercial tenants on the upper floors.
WLKY reporters on the scene saw bullet wounds and a damaged window in the bank’s facade. There were dozens of police cars and emergency vehicles blocking off the area for hours. Earlier, we met a man who told us his wife had contacted him from the bank vault.
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