Mass shooting suspect David Katz underwent treatment for psychological and emotional issues, according to his parents’ divorce records obtained Monday by CNN.
Katz attended a tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday for competitive players of Madden, a football video game. He brought a gun into the venue, the GLHF Game Bar, in the back of a pizza restaurant, authorities said. He killed two people and wounded 10 others before taking his own life, Sheriff Mike Williams said.
Katz, 24, was at one time placed on an antipsychotic medicine used to treat schizophrenia. David Katz was also placed on two antidepressants, which his father said at the time “pose significant and unknown risks to the children.”
The 2006 filing was part of a divorce and custody battle that was so acrimonious both parents filed to have a guardian ad litem assigned to David, who was 12 at the time.
The parents disagreed how best to treat David, according to the record, with his mother, Elizabeth Katz, advocating for a psychiatric evaluation and strong medications, and his father wanting David Katz to “attend a support group for middle school students.”
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