LOUISVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) — The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) confirmed five people were killed, including the shooter, and nine were injured Monday morning in a shooting at a downtown bank.
Three police officers were injured during the shooting. One required emergency medical services after being struck in the head with a bullet. Two others suffered only minor injuries.
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The officer in critical condition was identified as 26-year-old Nickolas Wilt. LMPD Interim Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said he graduated from the police academy on March 31. He remains in critical but stable condition after undergoing brain surgery, as of the 3 p.m. EST news conference.
“I just swore him in and his family was there to witness his journey to become a police officer,” Gwinn-Villaroel said.
“Officer Nickolas Wilt, a new officer to the LMPD, ran toward the gunfire today to save lives,” LMPD posted on Twitter.