On April 10, Connor Sturgeon, who carried out the shooting in a downtown bank branch resulting in the deaths of five individuals, had premeditated the mass shooting, as indicated by messages and notes discovered on an iPhone he used to livestream the attack on his Instagram page.
In recently opened search warrants related to the shooting, certain details from the mobile device, which was discovered “attached to his clothing” after Sturgeon was fatally shot by Officer Cory Galloway, were disclosed.
The four warrants, sanctioned by Amber Wolf, a judge in Jefferson District Court, on April 13, had been directed to be maintained in secrecy for a duration of 30 days.
His residence was seized by gaining access to his phone, involving AT&T and warrants to Snapchat, Google, Apple, and other devices, including computers and social media accounts, not mentioned in the items.
Based on details in the warrants, an investigator was informed by his relatives that Sturgeon had attempted to take his own life during a similar period last year and was struggling with depression.
According to the warrants, the family stated that his psychological well-being problems “might have contributed to this unlawful deed.”
A collection of “self-help books” on mental well-being were discovered in Sturgeon’s residence. Furthermore,
The emails, correspondences, or “manifesto” of Sturgeon were not encompassed in the unsealed search warrants. The manifesto or any correspondences or written records left by Sturgeon have not yet been disclosed by the authorities.
We are unable to provide any further comment regarding the investigation, and a police spokesman said that the investigation is still “active and ongoing.”
The police requested that the search warrants be securely closed due to concerns that evidence might be damaged or interfered with.
The Police believed that the “requested information” could provide a timeline of events for the mass shooting because Sturgeon had posted other online “activity” related to the crime.
Sturgeon’s family has previously mentioned that he struggled with depression and anxiety, while they did not see any signs of him capable or planning violence.
As per a statement that was sent to WDRB News last month, there were no signs or indications whatsoever that he had the potential to commit such a startling deed. However, Connor, similar to numerous individuals of his generation, faced mental health difficulties that our family was actively dealing with.
Sturgeon was undergoing treatment with a psychiatrist and a counselor for issues of anxiety and depression, as reported by the family.
The roommate of Mother Sturgeon, who Mother Sturgeon called 911, received a text from him on Monday morning until he got a call. The roommate didn’t know anything amiss before the shooting, and he said neither the roommate’s family nor Mother Sturgeon’s family had any idea that he bought an AR-15 six days before.
As per Pete Palmer, a local lawyer and a friend of the Sturgeon family, the family members drove to the bank with the hope of locating him. However, “by the time they arrived, it was already too late,” Palmer stated.