April 11, 2023

USA: Kentucky Bank Mass Shooting Was Live Streamed 4 People Murdered, 8 Injured. Shooter Used Pronouns Was Far-Left BLM Supporter. Anti-Trump Posts. Told Family, Friends About His Plans.

The Post Millennial
written by Hannah Nightingale
Monday April 10, 2023

Connor Sturgeon, the 25-year-old gunman who is suspected of killed at least four people, including a police officer, and injuring eight others on Monday in a Louisville, Kentucky bank, has been revealed to have posted anti-Trump and pro-lockdown posts on Reddit.

"This moron," said one post made two years ago by CSturg41 in reference to Fox News' Tucker Carlson, citing a tweet from CNN reporter Oliver Darcy.
"'It is hard to see how we return to a normal media landscape after this,’ @TuckerCarlson says without a hint of irony. 'I never imagined we’d live in a Country like this," the Darcy post read.

Another post, also from two years ago, showed a four-panel comic in which a muscular character is asked by another smaller character "Wow! How did you get like that?"
"Every time Trump tweets some racist sh*t," the strong character responds, with the Trump portion of the comment being added in later in a different font. "I do one push-up," the character continued.

"Jesus Christ," the smaller character responds.

Another post from the beginning of the pandemic showed the headline "Health officials advise people to work at home, postpone gatherings to slow spread of coronavirus" overlaid on top of a photo of children at a hibachi-style restaurant.

One child, labeled "introverts," had an excited look on their face, whole another child, labeled "the general public," appeared to be crying.

"Finally, an excuse to stay in without being a bad person," CSturg41 wrote.

In one post titled "So close he can taste it," Sturgeon posted a screenshot of a tweet from NBC News reporter Sahil Kapur.

"Rick Santorum is on CNN saying Chris Wallace put Trump in a box with the question about condemning white supremacists, saying he knows the president doesn’t like to "say something bad about people who support him," the tweet read.

Another post stated: "Seeing the entire internet plan a raid on Aera 51 instead of ICE detention centers," which was accompanied by a character stating, "We were on the verge of greatness. We were this close."

In regards to one post titled "Trump retreats to Alabama, just so he can finally be cheered at a sporting event. lol, what a frail pathetic thin-skinned loser" Sturgeon wrote "I’ll be doing my part to make sure it is not the warm response he’s looking for."
According to Sturgeon’s LinkedIn page, he attended the University of Alabama from 2016 to 2020. He attended the school’s Manderson Graduate School of Business from 2018 to 2020.

Monday morning’s shooting took place at Louisville’s Old National Bank on East Maine Street, near the Louisille Slugger Field and Waterfront Park.

His LinkedIn profile stated that he is "a Syndications Associate and Portfolio Banker with Old National Bank in Louisville following completion of the ONB Commercial Banking Development Training Program in April 2022." In his profile, Sturgeon lists He/Him pronouns.

Sturgeon reportedly texted a friend prior to the shooting saying that "he was feeling suicidal and would shoot up the bank."

In one group chat message, Sturgeon reportedly sent photos that included one that stated "they won’t listen to words or protests, let’s see if they hear this," one that said "Monday vibes" and "I could burn this whole place down," and another that stated "I know what I have to do but I don’t know if I have the strength to do it." A photo of the chat was reportedly posted to Sturgeon’s Instagram, with the same handle, on Monday morning.

Both the Instagram and Reddit accounts have been locked.
WHAS11 published April 11, 2023: Louisville mass shooting suspect: What we know about Connor Sturgeon. Police searched his home Monday after the shooting.
Fox News published April 11, 2023: Louisville police say shooter livestreamed deadly bank shooting.
KTLA News published April 10, 2023: 5 Dead, 9 injured after bank employee opens fire in Louisville. A Louisville bank employee armed with a rifle opened fire at his workplace Monday morning, killing five people — including a close friend of Kentucky’s governor — while livestreaming the attack on Instagram, authorities said. Samantha Cortese reports for KTLA 5 News at 10, April 10, 2023.

WLKY CBS News, Louisville, KY Local
written by Staff
Tuesday April 11, 2023

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Five peopl e were killed and multiple others were injured in a shooting Monday morning in downtown Louisville, and police confirmed that the shooter is also dead.

Here’s everything we know about the incident at this time.

When and where it happened

According to Louisville Metro Police, at about 8:30 a.m. Monday, Louisville Metro Safe received a report of shots fired and a possible active shooter at 333 East Main St. at the Old National Bank.

Police said within three minutes of being dispatched, officers arrived on the scene and saw that the shooter was still firing gunshots. Officers exchanged gunshots with the shooter, and ultimately, the shooter died on the scene, according to police.

Officers Nick Wilt and Cory Galloway were two of the first to arrive on the scene.

From shooting to death of shooter, police said it took about 9 minutes.

LMPD released body cam footage from Wilt and Galloway on Tuesday, along with video from a bystander.

The shooter

The shooter has been identified as 25-year-old Connor Sturgeon, who was an employee at the bank, LMPD said. They said he was streaming the attack live on his Instagram.

Sturgeon was confirmed to be dead on the scene. He was shot and killed by Galloway, who was also hit.

Police said Sturgeon used a rifle that he bought legally at a Louisville dealership on April 4.

Interim police chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said it was her understanding that the shooter had no previous interactions with law enforcement.

Although on Tuesday, police said that they do believe it was a targeted shooting, but declined to say which individuals he was targeting. They also said that he waited in the lobby to ambush police following the shooting.

Sen. Morgan McGarvey said Tuesday that Sturgeon left a note and had texted someone prior to the shooting that he was suicidal.

The victims

Four people were killed in the shooting, and police have released the victims' identities:
  • Thomas Elliot, 63
  • James Tutt, 64
  • Joshua Barrick, 40
  • Juliana Farmer, 45
  • Deana Eckert, 57
At least eight people were injured, with at least three being officers.

As of Tuesday, three people are still being treated at the hospital. One is still in critical condition, and three are in stable, fair condition, UofL Hospital said.

Of all the people injured, five had gunshot wounds.

During the gunfire exchange, police said Galloway was grazed on the left side, and another officer suffered minor injuries to the elbow not from a gunshot.

Officer Nickolas Wilt, 26, was shot in the head and had to undergo brain surgery.

According to LMPD, he was recently sworn into the department.

UPDATE 4/11/23 at 7:02pm: Added info below.
WHAS11 published April 11, 2023: What we know about downtown Louisville bank shooter. While police said they found evidence while searching his house, they would not go into specifics because of the ongoing investigation.
WHAS11 reports, "he was a current employee despite some reports that he was on his way to being fired by Old National Bank."

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