Published On: Sun, Aug 26th, 2018

Jacksonville shooter identified as David Katz, a disgruntled loser at Madden 19 tournament

On Sunday, a shooting at a Madden NFL video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida left at least two people dead. Now officials have identified the shooter as David Katz.

twitter photo/ David Katz, the Madden 17 champ confirmed to be the Madden 19 mass shooter in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams identified Katz, 24, of Baltimore, Maryland, and confirmed rumors of six victims: five were listed in good condition.

Another victim, who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, was listed in critical but stable condition. Memorial Hospital said it was treating three patients, who were in stable condition.


The tournament for “Madden NFL 19” players was being held at the GLHF Game Bar.

Apparent gunshots can be heard in recordings from the tournament on the bar’s Twitch account, which was streaming the competition.

In a Facebook message, the bar told CBS News that all staff members and the owner were able to escape “untouched.”

Katz, see the photo to the left, won the Madden 17 tournament. Katz has used the names Bread, mrslicedbread, ravenschamp and ravens2012champ in Madden competitions.

Javaris Long, told the Tampa Bay Times that the suspect was “nerdy” and got mad because he lost, so he went to his car, got his gun, came back and “started blasting everybody.”

A source told Fox News that Katz “reacted to losing with violence.”

A gamer told WJAX-TV: “He says he tried shake alleged shooter’s hand yesterday after their game, alleged shooter stared blankly. Says shooter was acting ‘weird’ and wearing same clothes as yesterday,” WJAX reporter Ryan Nelson tweeted. He said the two players who beat Katz were not injured during the shooting, but he said Katz did seem to be targeting people.

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