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VIDEO: 911 Recordings Include Call From Gunman’s Mother Trying To Warn Louisville Police Of Threat

Louisville, KY – Officials have released audio recordings from frantic 911 calls when an employee opened fire on colleagues in a bank in Louisville on Monday morning, including one from the shooter’s own mother warning police her son was on his way to his job with a gun (video below).

Recordings of the 911 calls that slammed into the dispatch center showed that the mother of the 25-year-old gunman was too late when she called police to warn them that her son was supposedly armed, and on a rampage, NBC News reported.

“I don’t know what to do. I need your help. He’s never hurt anyone, he’s a good kid,” the mother of the man who was killing his colleagues inside the Old National Bank at the same time she was making her warning call told a 911 call taker.

The shooter’s distraught mother told the dispatcher she was getting details secondhand from notes left for her son’s roommate and wasn’t sure what was happening.

“We don’t even own a gun. I don’t know where he would have gotten a gun,” she told the dispatcher.

“I know he doesn’t have any weapons,” his mother told the dispatcher and said she was getting in her car to go to the bank.

The dispatcher told the gunman’s mother not to go to the bank because they were already receiving 911 calls about a gunman in the bank, the audio recording showed.

-The Louisville Metropolitan Police Department (LMPD) said authorities began receiving 911 calls at about 8:30 a.m. on April 10 from people trapped inside the Old National Bank located in the 300-block of East Main Street, close to Louisville Slugger Field and Waterfront Park.

Another caller was on a video conference call with colleagues who were in the bank’s conference room and told 911 she saw the terror unfolding on her computer screen, NBC News reported.

“I just watched it on a Teams meeting,” the caller explained. “We were having a board meeting. With our commercial [lending] team.”

“We heard multiple shots and everybody started saying, ‘Oh my God’ and then he came into the board room,” the caller continued.

Another caller identified the gunman for police as a 25-year-old employee at the bank, NBC News reported.

“I’m in a closet hiding,” she told the dispatcher.

She described the scene with multiple people shot and identified the suspect, according to NBC News.

“He works with us,” she whispered in the recording. “How long will it be before they get here?”

The dispatcher asked her what kind of injuries she’d seen, NBC News reported.

“I don’t know. I just saw a lot of blood,” she said in the recording.

Yet another 911 caller reported having seen a man carrying an assault rifle and wearing a bulletproof vest walking around outside as he was driving down the street near the bank.

The gunman ultimately murdered five people in the bank and wounded eight others, including law enforcement officers, one of whom was shot in the head and remains in critical condition after brain surgery.

Police fatally shot the gunman during a gunfight through the glass windows in the front of the downtown building.

Bodycam video from the gun battle showed brave officers rushing toward danger as soon as they arrived on the scene of the active shooter.

Police said the gunman livestreamed his attack on his bank colleagues on Instagram and it remained up for a period of time before law enforcement became aware of it and had it taken down.

His LinkedIn profile indicated that the mass murderer worked for Old National Bank for three summers before joining it full time in June of 2021.

Listen to the audio of the 911 calls in the videos below:

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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