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Louisville gun battle video

OFFICER CORY GALLOWAY (lower right) in gun battle with suspect (Louisville Metro PD).

Video from police body cameras and a bystander released on Tuesday showed Louisville police exchanging fire with a shooter who killed four people at the bank were he used to work before he himself was fatally shot by an officer.

The footage shows the difficulty presented to police by the setting. The bank is elevated and surrounded by large glass doors which were reflective, meaning that the gunman – identified as Connor Sturgeon, 25, a former employee of the bank – could see the police officers, who had difficulty seeing him.

However, three minutes after arriving at the scene, Officer Cory Galloway opened fire with a rifle and hit Sturgeon. “I think we got him down. I think he’s down! Get the officer,” said Galloway in reference to another officer who was wounded.

Once Galloway was in the building, he found Sturgeon on the ground surrounded by shattered glass, with an AR-25 assault-style rifle on the floor, according to the Associated Press. He had purchased the weapon on April 4. 

Colorado River water to be divided?

The Biden Administration is proposing to evently divide water from the Colorado River evenly among those states that use it. The effect would be to reduce by as much as one-quarter the water supplied to Arizona, California and Nevada. According to The New York Times, the river is at historically low levels, caused by overuse and climate change.

A reduction in water supplied to the states could be as high as 13 percent, following on previous cutbacks.

Also in the news … A term of four years and four months in federal prison was imposed on Robert Sanford, who hit two police officers in the head with a fire extinguisher during the Jan, 6, 2021 attack on the U.S Capitol building in Washington, D.C. He is a retired firefighter.

Sports: Busy night for local teams.

The Los Angeles Lakers have a single play-in game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at home, the winner going into the regular NBA playoffs.

In baseball, the Dodgers are in San Francisco to play the Giants, while the Angels are hosting the Washington Nationals in Anaheim.

Weather: Cool and cloudy

Keep a sweatshirt handy for the next few days in the West Orange County area. The forecast calls for cloudy to partly cloudy weather for the next few days. Wednesday should be cloudy with a daytime high of 65 with an overnight low of 54. Thursday is partly cloudy with a high of 64 and a low of 52. Friday’s forecast is for more partly cloudy skies with a high of 68 and a low of 51.


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