A local paper reports that Jonathan Sullivan, a developer at EA Tiburon who served on the gameplay team of the Madden franchise, was shot and killed this weekend. He was 27.
"We are all shocked and deeply saddened by Jon Sullivan’s passing," a studio representative tells Polygon. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. Sully was a much-loved member of our team at EA Tiburon, and his presence will be sorely missed.”
According to an eyewitness account cited by police, Sullivan was involved in a physical altercation with a 23-year-old man in the parking lot of a restaurant in Ocala, Florida on Sunday evening.
The younger man reportedly produced a handgun and shot Sullivan multiple times before being confronted by another patron with a weapon and compelled (at gunpoint) to lay down until police arrived. He has since been arrested and charged with second-degree murder.