Former Classmate Of Louisville Shooting Suspect Says No "red Flag Or Signal That This Could Ever Happen"


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Former classmate of Louisville shooting suspect says no “red flag or signal that this could ever happen”

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Connor Sturgeon, a 23-year-old man identified by police as the shooter involved in Monday’s mass shooting in Louisville, worked for more than a year at a bank where he allegedly shot 13 people, killing at least four.


Sturgeon wrote on his LinkedIn profile that he interned at Old National Bank in Louisville for three consecutive summers between 2018 and 2020 and then joined as a business development specialist in June 2021. to profile.

According to a university spokesperson, Sturgeon graduated from the University of Alabama in December 2020. According to spokesman Shane Dorrill, he participated in an accelerated master’s program and simultaneously completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree in finance.

Previously, Sturgeon played basketball and ran track and field at his high school in suburban Louisville, and in 2015, according to local news reports, was named a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist.


A former classmate of Sturgeon who knew him and his family well said he never saw any “red flags or signals that this could ever happen”.

“It’s a total shock. He was a really good kid from a really good family,” said a classmate who asked not to be named and has not spoken to Sturgeon in recent years. “I can’t even tell how pointless this is. I can not believe this”.

In a 2018 college essay posted on the CourseHero website, a user identified as a University of Alabama student named Connor Sturgeon wrote that he had difficulty adjusting at school.

“My self-esteem has been a problem for me for a long time,” the essay says. “Because I blossomed late in middle and high school, I struggled to fit in to a certain extent, and it gave me a somewhat negative self-image that continues today. Making friends has never been particularly easy, so I have more experience working alone.”

The author wrote that in college he “began to mature socially and I’m starting to see improvements in that area” and that he hoped to “become more self-aware and start getting ‘better'”.


Sturgeon’s father, Todd Sturgeon, was the head coach of the men’s basketball team at the University of Indianapolis for 10 years and later coached basketball and taught US history at his son’s high school, according to news reports and his LinkedIn profile. A 2007 article published by Todd Sturgeon’s alma mater, DePauw University, cited an Indianapolis Star article about his departure from the University of Indianapolis that year, in which he said that watching his son Connor inspired him to leave the team.

“Todd Sturgeon said he was recently watching his son Connor at basketball camp when it dawned on him that maybe he would rather spend more time with his sons than with strangers,” the article says.


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