Court records: Suspected Jacksonville shooter had been hospitalized for mental illness
Posted: 1:46 PM, Aug 27, 2018
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<p>Law enforcement is seen at the Jacksonville Landing complex during a<strong> </strong><a href="https://www.easports.com/madden-nfl/news/2018/madden-classic-qualifier-jacksonville-how-to-watch" target="_blank">qualifying event for the Madden 19 Tournament</a> at the GLHF Game Bar after a mass shooting there Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. The gunman is dead, police said.</p>
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Court records show that a man accused of killing two people and then himself at a video gaming competition in Florida had been hospitalized for mental illness, according to the Associated Press.
Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore say that as a teenager he was twice hospitalized in psychiatric facilities and that he was prescribed anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medications.
The records show Katz's parents disagreed deeply on how to care for their troubled 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.
Authorities say Katz killed two people and wounded nine others Sunday before fatally shooting himself at the "Madden NFL 19" tournament in Jacksonville.