Two Dead, Multiple Wounded in Jacksonville Shooting

Madden tournament announcer on Jacksonville shooting: 'I think I witnessed ... his last breath'

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LISTEN: “I think I witnessed him breathing his last breath.” 💔 Tournament announcer Toshiba Sharon recounts the horrifying moments during the #JacksonvilleLandingShooting.

Posted by Action News Jax on Monday, August 27, 2018

Sharon said he couldn’t believe what he was seeing when bullets struck several contestants in the room.

He said, “I was doing an interview, so I was right there. It was right in front of me. I saw the two people that were killed. He was right in front of me. I saw him. I knew at that point, he was gone.”

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The announcer said he watched Eli Clayton and Taylor Robertson get gunned down.

"From the angle where I was, all I could see was his arm reaching into the room, and I could see the gun and the gunman shooting," he said.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Katz killed two gamers and injured at least nine others before taking his own life.

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Sharon said once the shooting stopped, almost everyone ran out, but he stayed behind to help the injured.

He told ActionNewsJax, “I saw the other young gentleman, Taylor Robertson, and he was laying there facedown and we rolled him over to see if he was still alive or if he was hurt.”

"I think I witnessed him breathing his last breath," Sharon said.

Sharon said the image will be in his mind forever, along with the memory of the two who were killed.

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“Their memory doesn’t die yesterday. Maybe their body is gone, their presence won’t be seen, but their memory will be seen beyond this,” Sharon said. 

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