LOUISVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) — The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) confirmed six people were killed, including the shooter, and eight were injured in a shooting Monday morning at a downtown bank.
Police said the incident started around 8:30 a.m. at the Old National Bank on East Main Street, and officers were on the scene within three minutes.
They exchanged gunfire with the shooter — later identified as 25-year-old Connor Sturgeon — who died on the scene after being shot by officers, according to LMPD.
LMPD identified the victims as:
- Deana Eckert, 57
- James Tutt, 64
- Joshua Barrick, 40
- Juliana Farmer, 45
- Thomas Elliot, 63
According to their LinkedIn pages, Eckert was an executive administrative officer, Tutt a market executive, Barrick a senior vice president of commercial real estate banking, Farmer a loan analyst, and Elliot a senior vice president at the bank.
In a news conference Tuesday morning, Mayor Greenberg said Eckert died in the hospital. The mayor said he knew her and spoke about the type of individual she was.
“Deana was a very kind and a very thoughtful person. She was a wonderful woman that will be missed,” said Greenberg.
A prayer service for Joshua Barrick was held at 6:30 p.m. EST Monday at Holy Trinity Parish Louisville where the community gathered to “celebrate Josh’s life and to support and love his family in this most difficult time.”
“Elliot helped me build my law career,” said Gov. Beshear. “He helped me become governor, gave me advice on being a good dad. He’s one of the people I talked to most in the world and very rarely were we talking about my job. He was an incredible friend.”
The officer in critical condition who underwent brain surgery after being reportedly shot in the head has been identified as 26-year-old Nickolas Wilt.
Gwinn-Villaroel said Wilt graduated from the police academy on March 31.
As of 4 p.m. EST Tuesday, the hospital confirmed Officer Wilt is still in critical condition, two patients are in stable but fair condition, and five patients have been discharged.
“This is a tragic event,” said Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey. “But it was it was the heroic response of officers that made sure that no more people were more seriously injured than what happened.”
Gov. Beshear ordered flags to half-staff through sunset on Friday in honor of the victims.