(Headline USA) The man who killed five co-workers at a Kentucky bank last month placed his phone in a front shirt pocket to livestream the mass shooting on social media, according to police records recently released.
The 25-year-old shooter had also attempted suicide around the same time last year, according to four search warrants sent to tech and phone companies seeking access to information on his phone.
Sturgeon’s parents have spoken publicly about their son’s mental health issues, and said they were helping him seek treatment. They told police that his “mental health disorders may have played a part during this criminal act,” according to one of the warrants.
“Messages and notes from the device were shown to have plans on how to conduct” the murders, a police investigator wrote in one of the warrants.
Sturgeon attacked Old National Bank in downtown Louisville before he was fatally shot in the lobby by a responding police officer.
Eight others were injured, including a Louisville patrol officer, Nicholas Wilt, who was shot in the head and continues to recuperate. Wilt had just graduated from the police academy and had been on the job a few days.
The warrants do not give any details about what was found on the phones or the note found at Sturgeon’s home. Before the shooting, he went live on Instagram and placed his phone in his shirt pocket “to capture the mass shooting,” the warrants said.
Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press