Chilling police dispatch audio has revealed how before going out in a hail of bullets, Louisville shooter Connor Sturgeon left a voicemail message to a friend, 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 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.
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 assault rifle.
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.
Sturgeon’s neighbor, Michael McCoy, 45, told The Post that the bank worker’s roommate called the police and reported finding a letter from him.
“[The roommate] seemed like he was tripping, like he couldn’t believe any of this,” McCoy said. “They found a letter and a note he wrote and reported it to the police.”
McCoy said Sturgeon and his roommate, Dallas Whelan, lived at home in the Camp Taylor section of Louisville for almost a year. He didn’t know him well but said they exchanged pleasantries Sunday night.
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