Police identify suspect in deadly Jacksonville shooting

Hugh Fox
August 27, 2018

Williams said law enforcement received 911 calls shortly after 1:30 p.m., local time, about shots fired at the location, and that authorities responded within minutes.

Derek Jones of Santa Fe, New Mexico, came to Jacksonville to compete in the Madden tournament and was sitting in a fenced-in patio outside the venue when he heard the gunshots Sunday.

A gaming rival of the man blamed for a deadly shooting rampage at a video game tournament says he's baffled that anyone he had competed against online would resort to bloodshed.

There are reports the shooter may have been taking part in the match when he lost, then opened fire in anger.

Police gather in Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville, following the mass shooting Sunday, which killed two people, before the gunman took his own life.

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"I could never see his face because all I could see was the flash from the muzzle of the gun", Montagnino said.

"We saw a bunch of people getting taken out on stretchers", Barlow said. I was actually first to make it out, but I fell over people and I was tripping up myself. "I'm going to call it a niche right now because that's what it is, and it's getting a lot of attention and its growing really fast". "I believe a couple of those people would have bled out by then".

Poindexter said she was "pushed" and "trampled" as dozens of gamers fled for the exits.

The rest of the victims, (four, according to News Jax 4) were reportedly sent to Memorial Hospital.

The sheriff identified the suspect as 24-year-old David Katz, believed to be from Baltimore, MD. Another 11 people were injured by gunfire at The Landing, a waterfront mall in downtown Jacksonville. Several others were injured.

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He said the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot, adding authorities were still making final confirmation of his identity with the Federal Bureau of Investigation assisting them in Baltimore.

A competitor at the 2018 Jacksonville tournament told the LA Times on Sunday that the shooter was a participant who had been disqualified earlier in the day, but authorities have not confirmed the testimony. Anselimo was visited by Gov. Rick Scott as he recovers. "Their names are Alex Madunic, George Amadeo and Chris McFarland". A SWAT unit at one point appeared to be operating a bomb robot on the sidewalk outside a nearby parking garage, though it was not clear why. "But again, all three of them are in stable condition".

"We need to end these mass shootings - and the only way to do that is to vote out the politicians complicit in this cycle of death", Graham said on Sunday on Twitter.

"I heard a lot of gun shots back to back to back", said Rome Williams, who was in the Landing when the shooting started. Stay with me, '" to his tournament competitor who now suddenly took on a far different role: "survival partner.

Yesterday, a young man opened fire into the GLHF Game Bar located at the Jacksonville Landing of Jacksonville, Florida during a Madden NFL 19 tournament.

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"He stuck up for other people, he was kind-hearted, and he was a joy to be on our campus", she added.

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