Multiple videos of police officers confronting and stopping a gunman who killed five people at Louisville bank have been released.
The police body camera footage shows officers went up the stairs of Old National Bank until they took gunman Connor Sturgeon down.
‘Shooter has an angle on that officer!’ an officer can be heard yelling. ‘We got to get up there!’
One cop is heard saying: ‘Suspect down, get the officer!’
Humphrey said that the ‘response wasn’t perfect but it was exactly the response that was needed’. He said officers ‘went in before we were able to guarantee it was safe’ and called them ‘superhuman’.
Officer Nickolas Wilt, one of the first to arrive at the scene, returned into the line of fire to protect people, said Louisville Metro Police Department Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey on Tuesday afternoon.
Wilt was shot in the head as other officers confronted the gunman on Monday, said Humphrey.
‘Officer Wilt was a brand new officer, he had no experience. He was going based on two things: his training and his character,’ said Humphrey.
‘And you will see that he never hesitates – even after getting shot at – this young man went back in to the line of fire in order to protect others, and you’re going to see that and how he made his decisions and how they ultimately protected other people’s lives.’
Police also released bystander video.
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