Police officer critically wounded by Louisville shooter was 26-year-old who graduated from police academy just 10 days ago Louisville police identified the officer murdered by the Old National Bank gunman as Nicholas Wilt. Officer Nicholas Wilt, age 26, who was struck in the head by a bullet during the Louisville bank shooting today, SURVIVED emergency SURGERY, and is now in stable condition. Officer Wilt just graduated from the police academy on March 31. Sending prayers.
The mother of a 6-year-old boy is facing charges in the alleged shooting death of a teacher at an elementary school in Newport News, Virginia, prosecutors said Monday.
A grand jury returned two indictments charging Deja Taylor with criminal negligence and child misdemeanors for recklessly leaving a loaded firearm to endanger a child, prosecutors said.
Investigators say Taylor’s 6-year-old son removed a pistol from his home on Jan. 6, put it in a backpack, and took it to Ridge Neck Elementary School, where he allegedly shot and killed teacher A. Abigail Zwerner. The first grade class got hurt in class. Zwerner was seriously injured but is expected to make a full recovery.
Zwerner sued the school’s former principal, principal and assistant principal for $40 million in negligence.
Zwerner’s attorney, Diane Toscano, said in a statement about the new charges: “Multiple failures of accountability resulted in Abby being shot and nearly killed. Today’s announcement addresses only one of those mistakes. . The investigation has been under way for three months and there are still many unanswered questions.”
“Our lawsuit makes clear that we believe the school department violated state law, and we are pursuing the matter in civil court,” Toscano continued. “We will not allow school leaders to shirk responsibility for their role in this tragedy.”
Police said the 9mm Taurus was legally purchased by the boy’s mother. After the shooting, the 6-year-old’s family said their son “has a severe disability and is in a care program at school that requires his mother or father to accompany him to school and accompany him to class every day.”