EXCLUSIVE: Parents of Louisville bank shooter speak out in TODAY exclusive
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Todd and Lisa Sturgeon, the parents of the gunman in the mass shooting at a Louisville bank, sit down with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie and share their message to victims. “We are so sorry, we wish we could undo it but we know we can’t.”
(4-10-23) Former Indiana High School basketball star Connor Sturgeon (23) was the shooter in today’s Louisville Old National Bank mass shooting. Four people were killed and nine were injured, including two police officers. Sturgeon was shot and killed during the shooting when the police officers entered the building and returned fire.
He graduated from Floyd Central High School, where he played basketball for his dad, Todd Sturgeon (he resigned after 2022 season), who was head basketball coach at the high school, when he was hired in 2014 when Connor was a 6-foot-4 sophomore. Sturgeon would always wore a helmet during basketball games because he had suffered so many concussions during his high school career.
Sturgeon was a track star at Floyd Central and was the 2016 News and Tribune Sports Performance Yearly Award for Boys Track Athlete of the year, including winning the Evansville Regional crown in the 400-meter, going on to finish 20th in the state meet.
Sturgeon’s dad led his most recent Floyd Central teams team to two sectional titles with a career record of 142-45 before leaving his coaching job. The school is located in Floyd Knobs, Indiana and is just 10 miles away from downtown Louisville.
Sturgeon had been working at the Old National Bank full time since June 2021 as a “syndications associate and portfolio banker” and had three prior summer internships before he was hired.
NOTE: conflicting reports on his age, some sources say 23, other say 25