Bank manager witnesses deadly shooting during virtual meeting

A tragic incident unfolded in Louisville, where a bank manager attending a virtual meeting witnessed the horrifying shooting of her colleagues inside a conference room at Old National Bank. Rebecca Buchheit-Sims recounted the chilling experience of watching the attack carried out by employee Connor Sturgeon over a Microsoft Teams meeting that had just begun.

The violent episode resulted in five fatalities and eight injured individuals. Buchheit-Sims expressed her shock and disbelief, saying she saw people being murdered in real-time, a horrifying experience that will likely leave a lasting impact.

The 25-year-old shooter was killed during a confrontation with authorities, who arrived at the scene promptly and engaged with the gunman.

Buchheit-Sims didn’t work directly with Sturgeon. Howevever, she described him as having a “monotone personality” and being “extremely intelligent.” She also noted that his temperament was generally low-key and that she had never witnessed him displaying anger or upset in public situations.

Buchheit-Sims was familiar with the shooter’s father, as her son had been coached by him on his high school basketball team. Her husband also served as an assistant coach on the same team.

The victims of the tragic shooting have been identified as Tommy Elliott, 63, Jim Tutt, 64, Joshua Barrick, 40, Juliana Farmer, 45, and Deanna Eckert, 57. This tragic event underscores the unpredictable nature of violence and the importance of addressing mental health and safety concerns in the workplace.