“I think he fell, put the officer down!” Louisville cops release Bodycam footage of a 25-year-old shooter’s bank rampage in which he killed five co-workers after being fired
Dramatic body camera footage shows the moment a rookie cop is shot by a disgruntled 25-year-old employee.
Police released more than six minutes of body camera footage from the Old National Bank shooting at a news conference Tuesday, detailing the Louisville Metro Police Department’s rapid response to the massacre.
The video shows how the shooter, Conor Sturgeon, pointed his gun directly at rookie officer Nicholas Wilt as frantic officers tried to spot the gunman while Sturgeon took advantage of his higher ground to shoot the officers below.
Sturgeon was said to be suicidal and was seen waiting for the police to arrive in a live broadcast of the attack that he posted on Instagram.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, but only after five of his co-workers were killed and eight others injured.
Conor Sturgeon, 25, has been identified as the lone gunman in an attack on the Old National Bank Monday morning that killed five people and wounded eight others. He is depicted in surveillance footage wearing casual clothes and holding an AR-15
An officer is shown here in body cam footage with his rifle trained on the bank
Footage released on Tuesday showed the officers bravely advancing to the site of the old National Bank where no fewer than three gunshots were heard.
Officer Wilt, who had only been 10 days into the police force, walked up the stairs outside the bank.
“We’ve already fired shots,” he said on the radio.
Body camera footage is then cut from Officer Galloway, showing him running up the stairs at the bank and he is promptly shot.
The impact of the gunshots sent the officer back, but that did not seem to stop Galloway, who climbed up and ran back down the stairs.
But, as another officer can be heard saying in the body cam footage, “The shooter has an angle on that officer.”
Officer Galloway continued to say that he could not see the sturgeon inside the building because the glass was blocking his corner.
A few moments later, Galloway was heard shouting, “I think he’s down, get the officer down.”
Officials told a news conference that no one else was shot after police arrived at the scene around 8.41am on Monday.
It is still not clear who shot and killed the sturgeon.
An officer was seen approaching the bank where the sturgeon remained