'Madden' Gamer Hailed Hero After Shielding 2 Younger Gamers During Florida Shooting

Minnie Murray
August 28, 2018

He allegedly opened fire after being eliminated from the tournament.

Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents swarmed Katz's upscale townhouse in South Baltimore late on Sunday, multiple media accounts said, including the Baltimore Sun.

Chicago Pizza was live-streaming the tournament for the Madden NFL football video game when at least nine shots rang out, according to video of the stream shared on social media... The Jacksonville competition was a qualifier, offering a chance to move on to an event in Las Vegas that features a $25,000 prize.

The suspected gunman, David Katz, was said to be another gamer at the convention who had lost earlier in the day. He attended Calabsas High during the 2013-2014 school year, KABC reports.

David Katz was also placed on two antidepressants, which his father said at the time "pose significant and unknown risks to the children".

Spencer said Katz's parents have "provided access to all the records we've requested and have been very understanding with the need for information to ensure the safety of others".

Taylor "spotmeplzzz" Robertson was one of the victims who was identified by his sponsor, Dot City Gaming.

After failing to mention McCain's contribution to the United States or talking about the Jacksonville video gaming event shooting, which left three dead and 11 injured, Trump took to Twitter to do what he does best: praise himself. "Love you all and hope something like this never happens again". She said Clayton didn't believe in violence and had never been in a fistfight.

"I was actually one of the people who beat him", the gamer told Action News Jax.

Katz had previously won the tournament, and was known in the gaming world under the name "Bread" or "Sliced bread".


Sheriff Mike Williams said 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore specifically targeted fellow gamers attending the tournament before killing himself. Kivlen said he was familiar with him because they had played a few times online, describing Katz as someone who didn't talk much.

Anselimo was shot three times - once through the chest where the bullet lodged near his armpit; near his hip where the bullet tore straight through; and in his hand, where a passed through while injuring his thumb and middle finger.

Anselimo took off running, trying - with dozens of others - to leave through an emergency exit in the rear of the building, his mother said Monday.

What started as a childhood passion eventually gave way to playing National Basketball Association 2K and Madden competitively - which brought him to Jacksonville over the weekend.

Now, after the ordeal, Anselino can't wait to get back to Tampa.

Cloud9, a professional gaming organization based in Los Angeles, California, said it was deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic events: "Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to the victims, families, and all those affected by today's violence", the organization said on Twitter.

He says he has no immediate motive for the shooting.

He had just returned to Tampa Bay but went to the tournament to compete and see many of his friends, Lopez said.

"The Madden community is filled with people who used to play sports". "We've got to really stop and say to ourselves: there's something wrong".

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