Action News Jax has learned new details regarding the victims killed in a mass shooting Sunday at a Madden 19 Tournament in downtown Jacksonville.
Gamers Eli Clayton and Taylor Robertson died during the shooting. A fellow gamer and alleged suspect, David Katz killed himself, police said,
At least nine others were injured during the incident.
Here's what we know:
Clayton was a 22-year-old from Woodland Hills, California. In an Instagram bio, he identified himself as a Madden Pro player. He gamed under the name Trueboy. In a social media post, Clayton posted about how excited he was to appear on ESPN and how it was a dream since he was 5 years old.
In February, Clayton wrote: "Madden has really changed my life and a game that I used to play for fun is now a big part of my life. Just so blessed to have an opportunity like this. Just such a crazy feeling knowing that tons of people log on and see my face on a Madden NFL game. Unreal."
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Based on several posts, Clayton appeared to be a Jacksonville Jaguars fan. In a post, he took a screenshot of himself in a Madden game as a Jaguars coach. In 2017, Clayton appeared alongside Jaguars' mascot Jaxson De Ville, holding a $3,500 check issued to him. He also played as the Jaguars during the 2017 Madden Tournament.
Trueboy, one of the victims killed in the #LandingMassShooting, was honored by the @Jaguars in 2017 for taking the Jags to the national finals #Madden17 tourney. #Jacksonville #JacksonvilleShooting #JaxStrong @ActionNewsJax https://t.co/SiyobHE6l4— Christy Turner (@ChristyANJax) August 27, 2018
Robertson was a 27-year-old of Ballard, West Virginia. A Facebook profile under the same name shows pictures of him posted in 2013, from a wedding, as well as a young boy in a cover photo. He identified himself as a father, husband and pro Madden player 4 on his Twitter account, @spotmeplzzz, and often tweeted about his family and son. He gamed under the name Spotmeplzzz. He was a Tennessee Titans fan.
In a Aug, 20 tweet, he wrote: "Excited for some live madden this weekend in Jacksonville. Time to chase that second belt."
Excited for some live madden this weekend in Jacksonville. Time to chase that second belt. Also get a free lunch from @dalston17— Taylor Robertson (@spotmeplzzz) August 20, 2018
Robertson died Aug. 26 -- exactly 3 months shy of what would have been his 28th birthday. on Nov. 26.
He and Clayton were Facebook friends.
Every game will be a battle! Good luck fellas! pic.twitter.com/j88uK4q5Xb— Taylor Robertson (@spotmeplzzz) February 10, 2018
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