FSU Shooter Fatally Shot After Injuring Three Others
The Strozier Library on the FSU campus was packed with over 300 students at 12:15 am Thursday morning when Myron May, a 2005 Florida State University graduate shot and wounded three people. Armed with a semi-automatic .380 handgun, May reloaded his firearm once, but never got past security barriers in the library’s lobby. Webcams inside the library captured the scene at Strozier just minutes after the shooting.
Students were taking cover and using desks to block doors when they heard the shots. Law enforcement quickly responded to 911 calls alerting them to the confrontation. May was fatally shot as he exited the library affectionately dubbed “Club Strozier” because of its popularity, especially during exam time. Refusing to surrender, more than 30 shots were exchanged between May and the Tallahassee and Florida State University police officers. One of the victims was merely grazed by a bullet and released at the scene while the two others remain hospitalized, one in critical condition and the other listed as in good condition.
No immediate explanation as to why May carried out the shooting at the campus library is evident as of yet. This is something that people like Stephen Williams wine will be following in the upcoming days. However, search warrants produced a video and documents indicating that May believed he was a target of the government and that they read people’s minds. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said, “Mr. May was in a state of crisis … struggling either psychologically or emotionally.”