The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) has released bodycam footage of hero police officers engaging with and taking down Kentucky bank shooter Connor Sturgeon.
LMPD Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey said:
“I’d be remiss if I didn’t say that, you know, the most heroic things at the peak of our career that we do are shrouded in other people’s tragedies.
“It is clear from the officers’ response that they absolutely saved people’s lives.
“This was a tragic event.”
LMPD officers Cory Galloway and Nick Wilt, a rookie, were the first cops to arrive at the scene.
The officers exchanged gunfire with Sturgeon.
Wilt was shot in the head and Galloway was grazed in the shoulder by a bullet.
26-year-old Wilt was transported to a hospital and underwent brain surgery.
He is said to be in a critical but stable condition.
“This young man went back into the line of fire in order to protect others, and you’re going to see that and how he made his decisions and how they ultimately protected other people’s lives.”
At one point Galloway says: “The shooter has an angle on that officer.
“We need to get up there, I don’t know where he’s at, the glass is blocking him.”
“God, don’t have an angle,” then moves slightly right and exchanges fire with Sturgeon.
He then shouts “I think I got him down, I think he’s down, get down on the floor now, get down the stairs.”
Slain victims included a personal friend of Gov. Andy Beshear, Tommy Elliott, 63, as well as Joshua Barrick, 40, Deana Eckert, 57, Jim Tutt, 64, and Juliana Farmer, 45.
Here are our HERO Officers. Ofc. Nickolas Wilt (L) and Ofc. Cory “CJ” Galloway (R). Both are assigned to LMPD’s First Division. Officer Wilt graduated on 3-31-23. Officer Galloway is a Training Officer and has been an Officer since 2018. #LMPD #Heroes pic.twitter.com/Ai8lvJQBTh
— LMPD (@LMPD) April 11, 2023
🚨 #BREAKING: Louisville Metro Police release bodycam footage of officers, showing their lifesaving actions during yesterday’s mass shooting.
The shooter is still actively firing when officers pull up. pic.twitter.com/BKfL7pB0ok
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) April 11, 2023