Alleged Florida State University Library Shooter has Ties to Texas Tech
The alleged shooter in Thursday's shooting at the Florida State University library in Tallahassee has ties to Texas Tech.
Myron De'Shawn May, is a 2009 graduate of the Texas Tech School of Law, earning a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. May passed the Texas Bar Exam in late 2009 and was licensed to practice law in both Texas and New Mexico. May earned his undergraduate degree at FSU.
May allegedly shot three people at the FSU library before being fatally shot by police officers that responded to the scene. Two of the three are currently hospitalized and one has been treated and released.
Abigail Taunton told the Associated Press that May had recently been staying at a guest house she owns in a rural area in the Florida Panhandle. She said police interviewed her husband, David, after the shooting.
Police say they have a journal and videos that indicate May believed the government had targeted him.
Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo told the Associated Press Thursday afternoon that May was armed with a .380 semi-automatic handgun and reloaded at least once. DeLeo said May tried to get past security barriers before he was fatally shot by officers. Over 30 rounds were exchanged in the gunfight.
Information from the Associated Press used in this report