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Tallahassee Police Chief: Gunman Was In A State Of Crisis

Students gathered on FSU's Landis Green after a shooting at the school's library.
Nick Evans
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WFSU News

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.

Mr. May had a written journal and videos where he expressed fears of being targeted and that he wanted to bring attention to this issue of targeting.  A preliminary review of these documents and videos demonstrate that Mr. May was in a state of crisis.

Two students and an employee of the university were injured before the police arrived.  Officials say classes will resume Friday, and the library will be open.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.