Connor Sturgeon’s disturbing college essay ‘reveals the Louisville gunman’s troubled past’ before he killed five associates
A DISTURBING college essay from the shooter who opened fire on the Old National Bank bank on Monday has revealed details about his troubled past.
Connor Sturgeon, 25, has been identified as the gunman in the attack that killed five and injured several in Louisville on April 10.
Sturgeon accepted a full-time position at the bank in June 2021 after earning his master’s degree from the University of Alabama, according to his LinkedIn profile.
A former classmate who described Sturgeon said in a CNN report that he never “saw any kind of warning sign or signal that this could ever happen.”
However, a recent discovery has shown that the young man had a more complicated past than previously known.
A disturbing college essay published on Course Hero in 2018 has been linked to the shooter.
The user, who identified himself as a University of Alabama student named Connor Sturgeon, discussed his social issues in the essay.
“My self-esteem has been a problem for me for a long time,” says the essay.
“As a late bloomer in middle and high school, I had some trouble fitting in, and that gave me a somewhat negative self-image that persists to this day,” he added.
The author mentioned that making friends has never been “extremely easy” and he has experience “operating alone”.
Sturgeon suggested his attitude changed a bit when he started college.
He noted that he was beginning to “mature socially and gradually see improvements in that area” and that he hoped to “be more self-aware and start becoming a ‘better’ person”.
A motive for the shooting has yet to be determined.
However, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told CNN that Sturgeon would be fired from the Old National Bank ahead of Monday’s horrific events.
Chief Gwinn-Villaroel said Sturgeon live-streamed the gruesome act on social media.
Gwinn-Villaroel confirmed officers were involved in a shootout with Sturgeon that resulted in his death.