Gamer-Turned-Killer David Katz Was Previously Hospitalized For Mental Illness and Prescribed ‘Anti-Psychotic’ Meds

Gamer-turned-killer David Katz

24-year-old David Katz, the gunman who shot up the Madden NFL tournament and killed 2 people before taking his own life was previously hospitalized for mental illness.

David Katz was also prescribed anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medications.

FOX News reported:

The gunman who opened fire on a “Madden NFL 19” tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday was hospitalized previously for mental illness, according to court records obtained by The Associated Press.

Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore showed that as a teenager he was hospitalized twice in psychiatric facilities and was prescribed anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medications, the AP reported Monday.

The divorce filings showed that Katz’s parents disagreed deeply on how to care for their son. Katz’s father claimed his estranged wife was exaggerating symptoms of mental illness as part of the couple’s long-running and acrimonious custody battle. They divorced in 2007.

Sunday afternoon, police responded to a ‘mass shooting’ at Jacksonville Landing in Florida which left 3 dead and 11 wounded.

According to witnesses, the killer, David Katz, began shooting shortly after he lost the Madden NFL gaming tournament.

Media reports described David Katz as a person who was ‘nerdy’ and ‘withdrawn.’

Footage and audio of the shooting the moment it happened during a livestream at the Madden NFL tournament was captured.

Killer David Katz was also a member of the anti-Trump “resistance.”

He referred to Trump supporters as “Trumptards” on his Reddit page.

Pelosi, other Democrats and the media immediately called for more gun control after the shooting, however, the connection between mass shooters taking anti-depressant meds cannot be ignored.

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