Woodland Hills gamer killed in Jacksonville mass shooting was Calabasas football player
CALABASAS — One of the two people killed in the mass shooting at a gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, was a former Calabasas High School football player and Woodland Hills resident, according to media reports.
Eli “Trueboy” Clayton was identified by friends and family.
Clayton, 22, was an experienced gamer was from Woodland Hills. He went by the nickname “True” according to his EA Sports player profile.
Clayton, along with Taylor “Spotmeplzzz” Robertson were shot in the GLHF Game Bar Sunday, allegedly by 24-year-old David Katz, a gamer from Baltimore, Maryland, who was at the location to participate in the Madden NFL17 Classic. Katz turned the gun on himself after shooting people in the tournament.
In addition to Clayton and Robertson, nine other people were also shot, and two people were injured fleeing the area, the Jacksonville sheriff’s office said.
The motive for the shooting remains unclear, according to authorities.
His name was #TrueBoy. Eli Clayton. That was the video gamer who had the red dot painted on his chest before the video cuts out and the shooting begins. He lived for Madden.
— Peter Corless (@PeterCorless) August 26, 2018
I Love You Eli Clayton. You will forever be missed, i miss you so much already. I am so sorry.
— ??.????? (@MaddenFreestyle) August 26, 2018
Rest in peace to Eli Clayton @True__818 and Taylor Robertson @spotmeplzzz . Two legends who were taken away from us way before their time. pic.twitter.com/7zccOoGRyt
— Troydan (@TroydanGaming) August 27, 2018
The gaming community is honoring the lives of Eli Clayton (@True__818)
& Taylor Robertson (@spotmeplzzz) with this photo & the hashtag: #ChampionsForever. The two young men were killed in the mass shooting during the #Madden19 Tournament at the #JacksonvilleLanding in #Florida. pic.twitter.com/r2r2jLOhoY
— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) August 27, 2018
All over a VIDEO GAME, we lost two angels today. Spot me or Taylor Robertson was a Father and a husband. True boy Or Eli Clayton was someone’s Son and he was still young. This makes me so sick. Rest in paradise pic.twitter.com/CjXTesVcKl
— Good Kidd (@Yeezus_kj) August 26, 2018
This Eli Clayton. One of the 4 victims in Jacksonville today. He is said to have beaten the shooter in Madden before the incident took place. His fellow gamers say he always humbly congratulated those who beat him. Many take video games way to seriously these days. Play 4 fun. pic.twitter.com/aHS6znkwEl
— Beech Basketball (@BeechHoops) August 26, 2018
Speechless. Rip Eli Clayton @True__818 pic.twitter.com/R3URRGyEek
— (@Macleanzy) August 26, 2018
The individual targeted with the laser is a participant in the tournament, is Eli Clayton, but known to the Madden community as “Trueboy.” He was a coach on https://t.co/FX2F1wHelW, a popular website for Madden players. He is seen smiling just before being shot. pic.twitter.com/GtnUvrhj8F
— Michael Carey (@MichaeICarey) August 27, 2018
Eli ‘True’ Clayton was from Woodland Hills, California
REST IN PEACE pic.twitter.com/Hctvkn6fku
— BreakingNNow (@BreakingNNow) August 27, 2018
His gamer name was TrueBoy, real name Eli Clayton, 22, great competitor. My heart breaks every time I watch the video because all I can see is his smile and that laser and I wish, I wish someone else could’ve seen it, that it could’ve been stopped somehow. That he never had a gun
— nev (@AllyClaxton) August 26, 2018
Taylor Robertson (a father & competitive gamer) & Eli Clayton (an up-and-coming competitive gamer) did not deserve to have their lives taken while enjoying a hobby. Never again! #RIP #Gamers #Gaming #VideoGames #GamersAgainstGuns #No #TheLandingMassShooting (image: WJAX-TV) pic.twitter.com/xyo4POjY6I
— The Winking Gentlemen’s Society – TWGS® (@TWinGSo_) August 27, 2018
Eli Clayton was a 22-year-old from Woodland Hills, California. In an Instagram bio, he classified himself as a Madden Pro player. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/y3L7Eh4FSA
— Christy Turner (@ChristyANJax) August 27, 2018
Eli “Trueboy” Clayton and Taylor “spotmeplzzz” Robertson are beloved professional gamers in the Madden community.https://t.co/0mNE8QNWLQ
— Dot Esports Live (@DotEsportsLive) August 27, 2018