An unfortunate start to the work week as a gunman opened fire on his colleagues, leaving four dead and nine injured. Police identified Joshua Barrick(40), Thomas Elliott (63), Juliana Farmer (45), and James Tutt (64) as employees of Old National Bank who will not be returning home to their families.
The shooter was confirmed to be Connor Sturgeon, identified by Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel of the Louisville Metro Police Department. The shooter’s work history is visible on his LinkedIn page, which time stamps his affiliation with the Bank as a full-time employee for almost two years. As of now, investigators are unable to come up with a reasonable motive at this time.
According to CNN Rebecca Buchheit-Sims, a manager with the Bank, released a statement on what she virtually witnessed through her computer during a Microsoft Teams meeting.
“I witnessed people being murdered. I don’t know how else to say that.”
Sims explained that the shooting started shortly after the meeting and happened quickly.
Buchheit-Sims clarified she did not presently work with Connor but knew of him through his father. The gunman’s father was her son’s basketball coach, and her husband was the assistant coach. She described her passings with Connor as non-threatening as he seemed to have “just kind of a monotone personality.”
“His temperament is pretty low-key. I’ve never seen the kid get angry or upset about anything in public.” she informed CNN.
Authorities arrived at the Bank three minutes after a call was made as the shooting took place. Due to the cops’ fast response, many lives were saved. However, the story is still developing as we await more details following the investigation.