Connor Sturgeon Police Dispatch audio is released in which it’s revealed Louisville shooter left a voicemail saying he planned to kill everyone at bank.
Police dispatch audio has revealed Louisville shooter Connor Sturgeon leaving a voicemail message to roommate, Dallas Whelan, saying that he felt ‘suicidal’ and planned to ‘kill everyone at the bank.’
The site Broadcastify has released more than 31 minutes of audio, which provides a detailed look at the police response to Monday’s deadly mass shooting in real-time.
On the recording, responding officers ask to send EMS after discovering one of their colleagues, rookie officer, Nickolas Wilt, shot in the head on the steps of the Old National Bank in downtown Louisville.
Louisville cops tell the dispatcher that they could be ambushed if they try to approach the bank, and at one point gunshots are heard on the recording, with officers yelling, ‘shots fired!’
The audio also reveals that as the chaos unfolded, police were approached by Sturgeon’s mother and his younger brother at the scene.
Bodycam police video shows Louisville gunman waiting for cops
9 minutes from start to finish
After having fired on his co-workers on the first floor, including a female colleague who he shot in the back, after she said ‘Good Morning,’ to Sturgeon, the banker went downstairs and waited in the lobby for police to arrive.
The 25-year-old bank employee-turned-mass shooter was killed in an exchange of fire with police after gunning down five people and wounding eight others with an AR-15 assault rifle.
The police said the incident lasted a total of nine minutes from the moment Sturgeon opened fire until he was killed by police.
Sturgeon, who was a current employee of the bank, had purchased the AR-15 legally from a local dealership last week.
‘We do know that this was targeted,’ Interim Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said Tuesday during a press corp meeting.
In the lead-up to the attack, Sturgeon shared a post on his Instagram story which read: ‘They won’t listen to words or protests. Let’s see if they hear this.’
In addition to this, the gunman had penned a note to his parents and a friend detailing his plans to open fire in the bank, a law enforcement source divulged to CNN.
Officials identified the five victims killed in the spree as Tommy Elliott, 63, Jim Tutt, 64, Joshua Barrick, 40, Juliana Farmer, 45, and Deanna Eckert, 57 (who died at hospital despite multiple surgeries).
It was previously reported Sturgeon, who was apparently on the verge of getting fired from his job after two years, had left a note for his parents and a friend revealing his plan to shoot up the bank, but it’s unclear at this time when his note was discovered.
Authorities had yet to say what led up to Sturgeon’s employer deciding to dismiss the worker who had a masters of business. Previous reports documented the worker and star athlete acknowledging struggling to fit in.