David Katz was a disgruntled gamer who shot and killed two people, injured eleven others, and took his own life during the Madden 19 tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday.
A video clip from an earlier tournament in April 2017 recently surfaced, which shows the 24-year-old gamer from Baltimore looking like an intense competitor devoid of any human emotion.
But it's the casual comment made by an announcer in the video that is making people shiver a year later.
Jacksonville shooter David "Bread" Katz "He's not hear to make friends" https://t.co/uksPmfvRaU— lewis (@lewis)1535316325.0
Tournament announcers from a local TV station referred to Katz by his online moniker and commented on his playing style, saying, "You are not going to see much emotion from our guy Bread."
"He keeps to himself. He's a man of business.
The announcer added:
"He's not here to make friends."
@lewisvjackson “Not there to make friends” is the understatement of the year...— Crypto Memes (@Crypto Memes)1535329088.0
The shooting took place inside Chicago Pizza, a restaurant with a video game bar, during a regional qualifier for gamers hoping to make it to the national championship in Las Vegas.
Police didn't cite a motive for the shooting, but the Los Angeles Times reported the violence transpired after Katz lost the tournament.
The carnage claimed the lives of "Madden" community members Elijah Clayton and Taylor Robertson, before Katz turned the gun on himself.
VIDEO of 24-year-old David Katz, the Baltimore gamer believed to have been the shooter at the Jacksonville Landing.… https://t.co/mINA01UrE4— Vic Micolucci WJXT (@Vic Micolucci WJXT)1535330202.0
Katz had a history of mental issues as a teenager. His parents' divorce papers indicated that he was treated for Schizophrenia, Antipsychotic, and antidepressant drugs, according to Inside Edition.
@lewisvjackson Just looking at him he looks mentally disturbed.— Dreamer (@Dreamer)1535323580.0
@DesMBlake18 I'm not too familiar with a 'gamer' look, but by the looks of his face, his mind is entirely somewhere… https://t.co/k3vi7IX0tG— Yellow Labs 🗣👤 (@Yellow Labs 🗣👤)1535317109.0
The announcer from last year's Madden 17 also said, "To even get him to open up and talk to you about anything is like pulling teeth, man."
People were disturbed by the revisited cliche within the context of Sunday's tragedy.
@JaredMinzel @WJXTvic That really was eerie! Ominous— Nastiboi Gaming (@Nastiboi Gaming)1535334334.0
@lewisvjackson Eyes are mirrors to the soul as they say. This guy has that glassy stare which is a dead giveaway that something's off.— Sean Hoye (@Sean Hoye)1535327417.0
@JusTWriGhT92x And now he’s dead because he chose to ruin his life and get killed aswell as killing and destroying… https://t.co/FYNeSMsMwz— S.O.C (@S.O.C)1535328148.0
@JusTWriGhT92x Very eerie.— Krusha (@Krusha)1535324544.0
@JusTWriGhT92x How sad— Mobile beast (@Mobile beast)1535325118.0
@JusTWriGhT92x "internally focused" "not here to make friends" sounds dangerous to me?? Really....that presentor i… https://t.co/V8BNCxqaxM— Jim J (@Jim J)1535327787.0
@JusTWriGhT92x this is the creepiest instance of foreshadowing I have ever seen in real life...😨— Davey Sockrocker (@Davey Sockrocker)1535334914.0
Madden NFL is a popular video game developed for EA Sports and named after Pro Football Hall of Famer John Madden.
The Southeast qualifier that took place in Jacksonville offered $5,000 in prize money and gave those who finished first and second a chance to compete for $165,000 in Las Vegas.
According to the Daily Beast, EA sports called the shooting a "horrible situation" and a "senseless act of violence that we strongly condemn."