A man known to local law enforcement for having anti-government views shot and killed Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher L. Smith this past weekend. In an emotional press conference Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office, Tallahassee Police Department and Fire Officials outlined the events that led to the first death of a sheriff’s deputy in the county in a century.
A Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy is dead and another wounded after they were ambushed by a man who started shooting at them as they responded to a house fire.
The confrontation occured in the Plantation Woods subdivision.
In a written statement, the Leon Sheriff’s office says, “the suspect took the fallen deputy’s firearm and began walking North on Caracus Court actively shooting at the first responders as they arrived on the scene.
A cancer diagnosis is never easy to hear, and for some Tallahassee residents, the bad news is compounded by lack of transportation to their medical treatments. So the American Cancer Society is asking for volunteers to drive Big Bend patients in need.
Tallahassee resident John Wilmott has been volunteering with the Road to Recovery program for about two years.
“I honestly get to meet people from all walks of life that I would never have met before," he says. "I have driven New York City bus drivers. I have driven retired English professors.”
Florida State University is back open—a day after a gunman opened fire at the school’s StrozierLibrary. As FSU tries to get back to normal, an investigation into the shooting continues.
In the hours after three people were shot at FSU’s Strozier library, people gathered on the campus in a prayer vigils and rallies to show their support for the university. FSU Sophomore Gillian Newman says the shooting has shaken the campus community.
Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo confirmed the identity Thursday afternoon of the suspect in the shooting at Florida State University.
Tallahassee officials have confirmed Myron May is their suspect in a shooting at Florida State’s main library. May was shot and killed by police after allegedly firing at officers responding to the scene. Chief DeLeo says May was a Florida State graduate who returned to the area less than a month ago.