Officials have identified the four people killed when a shooter opened fire at a bank in Kentucky this morning.
All four victims of Monday morning’s shooting were identified as employees of Old National Bank in downtown Louisville.
Thomas Elliott, who went by Tommy, was a 63-year-old senior vice president at Old National Bank.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear referred to Elliott as ‘one of my closest friends’ when speaking to the press at the scene of the shooting.
‘Tommy Elliott helped me build my law career, helped me become governor,’ Beshear said. ‘He gave me advice on being a good dad. He’s one of the people I talk to most in the world, and very rarely are we talking about my job. He was an incredible friend.’
The governor also noted that another friend was injured in the shootout, and he maintained deep ties to the downtown Louisville building.
‘My AG campaign was out of that building. I know virtually everyone in it. That’s my bank.’
James Tutt, 64, was a market executive for the bank’s southern region.
Joshua Barrick, 40, was a senior vice president in the bank’s commercial real estate group.
Juliana Farmer, 45, was a commercial loan specialist.
Additionally, another nine victims were hospitalized after the shooting. This included two police officers, one of whom was critically injured.
The officer was identified as Officer Nickolas Wilt, a 26-year-old rookie cop who only just graduated from the police academy less than two weeks before the massacre.
‘Just graduated from the police academy on March 31. I just swore him in, and his family was there to witness his journey to become a police officer,’ LMPD Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel.
According to the police chief, Wilt was struck by a bullet in the head. He was rushed to University of Louisville Hospital, where he underwent brain surgery.
Wilt is currently out of surgery but still in critical condition. ‘The next few days are important and very critical for Nickolas’s recovery,’ Chief Gwinn-Villaroel.
The shooting took place at around 8.30am on Monday morning, less than a half hour before the Louisville branch opened for the week. The victims were all taking part in a morning meeting.
The shooter, later identified as 23-year-old Connor Sturgeon, was an employee of Old National. He was killed by police responding to the attack.
Sturgeon was a recent graduate of the University of Alabama, where he received a masters in finance in 2020. He spent three summers interning at Old National from 2018 through 2020, before starting as a full-time employee in 2021.
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