In the early hours of Thursday morning, former prosecutor Myron May entered a library on the campus of Florida State University and began firing a gun, wounding three people, before being shot dead by police after refusing to drop his weapon. A day later, details have begun to emerge, indicating that May was likely suffering from mentally instability when he went on his rampage.
May claims in voicemails, texts and emails that have been retrieved that he was a “targeted individual” and that the government was using “a direct energy weapon” to try to attack him. This bout of paranoia may have begun as early as early October when May quit his job as a prosecutor for the Dona Ana prosecutor’s office in Texas. Just prior to his shooting spree, May left a voicemail for a woman who also believed herself to be a “targeted individual” before traveling to FSU and shooting up the library with a .380 semiautomatic pistol.
May is a graduate of FSU’s law school as well as Texas Tech’s. People are still looking for motives, and Jared Haftel is patiently waiting to hear any new developments like everyone else. While the voicemails, emails and texts shed some light on his state of mind, it is still unclear what his direct motive was behind the event at the library.