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Connor Sturgeon biography: 13 things about Louisville, Kentucky banker

Connor James Sturgeon grew up in Greenville, Floyd County, Indiana, United States. Aside from Greenville, he lived in other parts of Indiana including Indianapolis.

Sturgeon was an alumnus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA. He worked as a banker in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA.

“My self-esteem has long been a problem for me,” Sturgeon wrote in 2018 in an essay on personal ethics for the University of Alabama. “As a late bloomer, in middle and high school, I struggled to a certain extent to fit in, and this has given me a somewhat negative self-esteem image that persists today.”


Also in 2018, Sturgeon replied to a Reddit thread about being severely depressed. He wrote, “Hey man I understand how rough it is, and how pointless life can seem.”

“Just keep fighting,” Sturgeon continued. “Keep grinding. In sports and in life, I found that doing everything you can to help out those around you made me feel my best. Cheer on your teammates, help out those closest to you, and keep am eye out for those you care about and everything will work itself out brother.”

When Sturgeon was a student athlete of Floyd Central High School in Floyds Knobs, Lafayette Township, Floyd County, he suffered many concussions so he had to wear a helmet during basketball games. He played on the basketball team coached by his father Todd Sturgeon.

Connor was 6’5″ tall. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is one of the two sons of Todd and Lisa Sturgeon.
  2. He was 3 years older than his brother Cameron Sturgeon, who is a professional model.
  3. In 2015, he was named a National Merit Scholar. During the 2015-2016 track season, he won the 400-meter at the Evansville Regional and finished 20th in the state meet in Indiana.
  4. In May 2016, he was named Mr. Floyd Central 2016.
  5. On June 5, 2016, he graduated from Floyd Central High School. On June 22, 2016, he was named the Boys Track Athlete of the Year at the 2016 News and Tribune Sports Performance Yearly (NTSPY) Awards.
  6. From August 2016 to December 2020, he attended the University of Alabama where he earned his bachelor’s degrees in finance and economics and his master’s degree in finance.
  7. Between May 2018 and August 2020, he completed three summer internships at the Old National Bank on East Main Street in Louisville.
  8. In July 2020, he posted a meme on Reddit on the F***thealtright subreddit of a cartoon of a muscular figure responding to someone asking how he got his muscles by saying, “Every time Trump tweets some racist s*** …. I do one push up.”
  9. In June 2021, he joined the Old National Bank on East Main Street in Louisville as a syndications associate and portfolio banker.
  10. In 2022, he left his parents’ house in Greenville and moved to Louisville. He lived in a two-bedroom house in Camp Taylor, Louisville with a male roommate. In April 2022, he completed the commercial banking development training program of the Old National Bank.
  11. On April 4, 2023, he legally bought an AR-15-style assault rifle at a gun dealer in Louisville while he was in treatment working with a psychiatrist and a counselor for anxiety and depression issues.
  12. On April 7, 2023, he posted on Reddit about the Dallas Mavericks missing the National Basketball Association playoffs.
  13. On the morning of April 10, 2023, he sent a text message to family members saying “I love you” and another text message to his roommate saying he was suicidal. At 8:38 a.m., he used his AR-15-style assault rifle to open fire at the Old National Bank on East Main Street in Louisville and fatally shot employees Jim Tutt Jr., 64, Tommy Elliott, 63, Deana Eckert, 57, Juliana Farmer, 45, and Josh Barrick, 40, and injured eight others. He livestreamed the shooting on Instagram and shot at responding Louisville Metro Police Department officers, including Nickolas Wilt, then 26, and was fatally shot by the officers. He died at age 25.

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