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  • Lawsuit in Jacksonville Landing's mass shooting shed...

    Saturday Sep 1 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg 

    The lawsuit is one of what is expected to be multiple suits filed by the personal injury law firm of Morgan & Morgan, Matt Morgan said during a news conference this week. Jacob Mitich first thought he heard the sounds of balloons popping, but he bolted from his seat after hearing some in the crowd shouting the word gun.

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  • Jessup man pleads guilty to human trafficking charge

    Thursday Aug 30 | via The Baltimore Sun 

    Jabari A. Theodore, 27 of Jessup, pleaded guilty to human trafficking and prostitution charges in Howard County Circuit Court. A Jessup man accused of forcing a teenager to perform sex acts for money has pleaded guilty to human trafficking and prostitution charges, Howard County prosecutors announced.

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  • Jacksonville shooter had troubling history but passe...

    Wednesday Aug 29 | via Daily Mail 

    EXCLUSIVE: Jacksonville gunman had 26 police callouts to his home, took anti-psychotic drugs and was hospitalized TWICE for mental health - but STILL passed gun buying checks Gun policy experts have told DailyMail.com that 'there was no legal justification' to keep David Katz from buying a gun in Maryland - despite his troubling past The 24-year-old was twice admitted into a psychiatric facility and was prescribed powerful anti-psychotic drugs and anti-depressants as a teen Police were also called to his home 26 times between 2003 and 2009 for reasons including domestic, mental illness, civil dispute, and runaway Court filings also reveal a psychologist told family court that Katz 'expressed a great deal of hurt and anger towards his mother' Gun buyers fail a background check if they are involuntarily admitted for any period of time into a psychiatric ward, or voluntarily admitted for ... (more)

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  • Parents of Jacksonville shooting suspect had been de...

    Tuesday Aug 28 | via The Janesville Gazette 

    Years before a 24-year-old Columbia, Md., man allegedly unleashed a deadly barrage of gunfire at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., the parents of David Katz had been desperate to find some treatment for their son's troubling behavior. They had tried psychiatric care in Towson and Rockville, enrolled him in public and private schools, and even sent him to Utah for a therapeutic wilderness school for teens.

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  • Shooting suspect was twice hospitalized for mental i...

    Tuesday Aug 28 | via Connecticut Post 

    Investigators say a suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament specifically targeted other gamers. BALTIMORE - The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed by The Associated Press.

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  • Mental troubles of slaying suspect revealed in filings

    Monday Aug 27 | via Journal Gazette 

    The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed by The Associated Press.

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  • David Katz's history includes serious emotional chal...

    Monday Aug 27 | via WFAA-TV Dallas 

    The man suspected of opening fire at a Madden 19 video game tournament in Jacksonville, killing at least two and wounding nine others, had a troubled past. David Katz's history includes serious emotional challenges and four months of treatment at a Utah "wilderness" therapy program, according to public records of his parents bitterly contested divorce.

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  • David Katz: Jacksonville Shooter Proves (Again) Craz...

    Monday Aug 27 | via The Other McCain 

    The suspect in the deadly shooting at a video game competition in Florida had a "weird" online presence and spent time in and out of psychiatric facilities as a teenager, according to court records and people who knew him. The suspect, David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, killed two and wounded 11 before taking his own life , according to Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams.

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  • Jacksonville shooting suspect underwent psychiatric ...

    Monday Aug 27 | via The Baltimore Sun 

    Federal authorities were at a home near in Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Sunday night as part of an investigation into the Jacksonville mass shooting. Federal authorities were at a home near in Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Sunday night as part of an investigation into the Jacksonville mass shooting.

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