Louisville, KY – Authorities released bodycam video of the gunfight police had with the active shooter at Old National Bank in Louisville on Monday morning (video below).
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.
A 25-year-old bank employee had opened fire on executives gathered for an early weekly meeting in the conference room and shot multiple people, NBC News reported.
Police fatally shot the gunman during a gunfight through the glass windows in the front of the downtown building.
The gunfight was captured on video and showed brave officers rushing toward danger as soon as they arrived on the scene of the active shooter, within three minutes of police receiving the first 911 call.
Bodycam video showed LMPD Officer Nickolas Wilt and his field training officer (FTO), LMPD Officer Cory Galloway, rushing up the steps of the bank.
When they reached the top and began to cross in front of the glass windows, gunfire erupted from inside the building.
The video showed Officer Galloway falling backwards as he scrambled back down the stairs to take cover.
But video showed that Officer Wilt had been shot and was trapped in the active shooter’s sights on the ground in front of the windows.
More shots can be heard in the bodycam video and the field training officer muttered an obscenity.
“The shooter has an angle on the officer and we need to get up there,” Officer Galloway told the dispatcher urgently. “I don’t know where he is. The glass is blocking him.”
“He’s shooting straight through these windows right towards the officer,” he continued to report.
Then Officer Wilt’s FTO told the dispatcher they had to find a way to get to the wounded hero and pull him down the stairs and away from the line of fire.
As more officers arrived on the scene out of view of the bodycam, Officer Galloway plotted how to best rescue the downed officer.
Seconds later, Officer Galloway opened fire on the active shooter through the glass windows and engaged the suspect in a gunfight, the video showed.
The shooter was struck by a bullet and disappeared from the officer’s view and bodycam showed Officer Galloway trying to determine whether the suspect was down.
Video showed he kept his rifle trained on the area where the shooter had been while he yelled for other officers to rescue the downed hero.
“Suspect down. Get the officer!” Officer Galloway yelled.
Then bodycam showed Officer Galloway and another officer slowly made their way into the building’s lobby where the gunman was on the floor near his fallen rifle.
LMPD Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said the wounded hero – Officer Wilt – had just graduated from the police academy on March 31.
“Nick has come out of brain surgery and is critical but stable condition,” Chief Gwinn-Villaroel told reporters.
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 had worked at Old National Bank for three summers before joining it full time in June of 2021.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content and Obscene Language:
BREAKING: Police body cam footage has been released from the Louisville, Kentucky mass shooting at the Old National Bank. Be forewarned, the video shows gunfire, including gunfire that struck 26 year-old rookie officer Nikolas Wilt. It also shows return gunfire that struck and… pic.twitter.com/1SYoYRtKl4
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) April 12, 2023