New information revealed in the investigation into the Old National Bank shooting in Louisville sheds more light on what may have driven a man to shoot and kill his colleagues in April.
Connor Sturgeon, 25, shot and killed five bank employees in downtown Louisville on April 10, 2023. The victims were Thomas Elliot, James Tutt, Juliana Farmer, Joshua Barrick and Judy Eckert.
A Louisville Metro Police officer was shot in the head responding to the attack. Officer Nikolas Wilt, who was new to the job was critically injured by the gunman. After months of recovery, he is at home. The shooter was killed in a gunfight with Wilt’s training officer Cory C.J. Galloway.
On Tuesday, Louisville Metro Police officially closed the investigation and released their findings to the public, WHAS11 reports.
Authorities found multiple disturbing social media posts and photos on Sturgeon's phone. LMPD also discovered multiple notebooks where Sturgeon wrote daily "diaries" about his unhappiness with his job direction, society, and political issues.
Sturgeon’s family publicly revealed on April 27, he was experiencing declining mental health and had attempted suicide in 2022. The family told investigators he had been in “active therapy” and was on “various medications.” However, on Easter Sunday when the gunman spent time with family, they didn’t notice any signs anything was wrong.
Sturgeon called himself a "psycho," telling his parents to fight lawmakers on lax gun laws and asking them to "do what you can to help others and stop the sale of WMD's to psychopaths like me."
In the end, Sturgeon said he had two goals – kill himself and “stop gun violence to send a message to politicians.”