NEWLY appointed cop, Nickolas Wilt, is in critical condition after being shot by Louisville mass shooter, Connor Sturgeon, after only 10 days on the job.
He was one of the two officers who responded to the scene and attempted to save lives when he was targeted by the shooter, police said.
They responded in just three minutes and were met with the gunman mid-shooting.
LMPD tweeted that Wilt bravely “ran towards the gunfire today to save lives.”
Wilt’s official graduation day from the police academy was on March 31 and he started working with the LMPD immediately after.
Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel, the interim chief of the police department, spoke about how she had just sworn him in at a press conference Monday.
“I just swore him in, and his family was there to witness his journey to become a police officer,” Gwinn-Villaroel said.
Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg visited Wilt at the hospital.
Most read in The US Sun
Wilt “made it through surgery and he’s in serious condition at the hospital right now but he is in great hands,” Greenburg told CNN.
“I paid a visit to his academy class that was there at the hospital offering to support him, offering the support to him and his family today.”
There were nine people who were injured during the shooting in total.
Three are hospitalized in critical condition including Wilt.
Three were in non-critical condition and three have been released, Gwinn-Villaroel added.
There are four confirmed Old National Bank employees that were killed.
These include senior vice president Tommy Elliott, 63, market executive Jim Tutt, 64, senior vice president of commercial real estate Josh Barrick, 40, and commercial banking agent Juliana Farmer, 57.
144 total views, 1 views today