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Video: 3 Shot at Florida State, Campus and Local Police Kill Gunman

November 20, 2014  | 

VIDEO: 3 Shot at Florida State, Campus and Local Police Kill Gunman

Panic swept through the Florida State University library early Thursday when a rampaging gunman shot three people before being killed in a hail of police bullets, police said.

More than 300 students scrambled for exits or ducked for cover when the shooting began at Strozier Library. Officers responding to 911 calls confronted the gunman and ordered him to drop his weapon, Tallahassee Police spokesman Dave Northway told USA Today.

Northway said the gunman fired at them, and the officers responded with a volley of shots. Campus police turned the investigation over to the Tallahassee department.

The Associated Press reported that the shooter was Myron May, who graduated from Florida State before attending Texas Tech University's law school. AP cited a law enforcement official who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to release the name. 

Comments (5)

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Chuck @ 11/20/2014 3:32 PM

Ok so background checks are working just fine. Gun free zones are awesome too. It's time for the liberals to get their heads out of their asses and start allowing concealed carry on campuses. If you want a gun you should have one and if you don't want one you don't have to get one

Tbow426 @ 11/21/2014 7:18 AM

Surely to God they "did not order him to drop his weapon" as stated by the spokesperson. I hope they dropped him as soon as they saw a weapon.

Sgt.P @ 11/21/2014 9:44 AM

>Tbow426 - After 27 years as a LEO, I can understand your reaction, but what if the person you see with a gun is a student with a CCW protecting himself and others from the Perp.? Better safe than sorry for killing an innocent.

Ima Leprechaun @ 11/23/2014 4:42 PM

This man had serious mental health issues and felt as though the Police were out to kill him. He had recently resigned as a Deputy DA in New Mexico and come back home to Tallahassee to regroup. In New Mexico he imagined the police were shooting his chest with an invisible ray, following him and had also bugged his car. He felt as though the government (his words) was watching him. And that the local Police in Mexico had placed cameras in his car and home. He was recently diagnosed with ADHD and was put on medication and I suspect whatever that medication was actually caused his break with reality because prior to being medicated he showed no signs of mental illness. This looks like a case of suicide by cop since he knew no one at FSU nor did he know anyone he shot at the library. We (the system) failed him badly. He should have been given the help he needed in New Mexico where he first went off the rails. Everyone in New Mexico interviewed said it was obvious to them he had serious mental issues, why was he not committed to a 72 hr hospital observation? He met an exceeded every factor for a Psychiatric Evaluation. He was in no shape to know what was going on himself but had he gotten the proper medical care none of this would have happened.

Ima Leprechaun @ 11/23/2014 5:34 PM

BTW the Police did exactly what they had to do, this was in no way the fault of Tallahassee Law Enforcement. He gave them no choice and they reacted exactly as trained.

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