A 25-year-old employee of a Louisville bank killed five of his coworkers and left eight others injured earlier this month, according to reports.
The killer left behind a manifesto that reportedly detailed an anti-gun motive for the attack. The Daily Mail obtained the document which revealed that the killer’s aim was to prove how easy it was to purchase a gun, highlight the United States’ mental health crisis, and commit suicide.
The gunman had worked at the bank since 2021 but was fired just days before he went on the rampage, reportedly due to a lack of fitting in with established executives. The identities of the five victims who died in the shooting were revealed by the Louisville Metro Police Department to be Joshua Barrick, 40; Thomas Elliott, 63; Juliana Farmer, 45; James Tutt, 64; and Deana Eckert, 57. Among the wounded was Officer Nickolas Wilt, who was shot in the head. His heroic actions were credited with bringing the tragedy to an end, but he remains in critical condition following received surgery.
“Our city and so many from around the nation are praying for Officer Wilt’s strength and healing. His heroic actions exemplify the best of law enforcement,” tweeted Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg.
Police confirmed that the killer’s mother called them to warn them that her son was headed to the bank with a gun. Unfortunately, her call came too late, as the attack had already started. According to reports, the woman learned about her son’s actions after receiving word via her son’s roommate, who noted that he was an employee at the bank.