Florida State University Gunman Was A Lawyer With Mental Health Concerns

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Yesterday (Nov. 20), a gunman went into Florida State University’s Strozier Library and opened fire. Three students were wounded while he was killed in a shootout with police officers. He has now been identified as 31-year-old Myron May.

May was a lawyer who had graduated from FSU back in 2005 and later received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2009. He had recently resigned from the District Attorney’s office in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

It has been revealed that May’s mental health had been deteriorating. Police documents show that May had believed that a camera was planted somewhere in his home and could hear voices from people in his walls that were watching him. His ex-girlfriend had alerted the police of his erratic behavior in early October.

“He expressed fears of being targeted,” Tallahassee Police Chief Michael Deleo told ABC. “Mr. May was in a state of crisis.”

Before the incident at FSU, May told eight of his friends that he sent them packages. None of the recipients reportedly know what he could have possibly sent them. Police have instructed them to call them upon receipt of these packages.