FSU Shooter Identified As Lawyer And Former Prosecutor Myron May [Updated]

Myron_May_pic_fullThe Florida State University community is still in shock over the killing of three people and wounding of others on campus. The bar was rocked today with the news that the alleged killer was one of our own, FSU graduate and attorney Myron May. May’s final post on Facebook was the biblical verse, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

May graduated from FSU before going on to get his law degree from Texas Tech University. He served on the law review at Texas Tech. He was shot and killed by campus police during his rampage at the Strozier Library on campus about 12:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Five officers stopped May outside the building.

A former roommate and friend said that she was sent a cryptic message from May that he had sent her a package shortly before the rampage. She has no idea what the package contains.

New reports indicate that May thought that he was being watched or filmed by police. An ex-girlfriend said that May handed her a piece of a car and said it was a camera the police had put in his vehicle. He reportedly was diagnosed with ADHD and was on prescription medications.

She also told police May had been diagnosed with ADHD and was using prescription medication to overcome the condition, according to the police report.

According to his Facebook site, he was a devout Christian who also studied at Gulf Coast State College. He lists his current position as the “In-house Legal Counsel at Taunton Family Children’s Home.”

He was born in Dayton, Ohio, and lived Wewahitchka, Florida.

He reportedly worked as a prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office in New Mexico .


In one posting, May left the following statement:

Myron May
In-house Legal Counsel at Taunton Family Children’s Home · 190 followers · November 11 at 4:04pm ·
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. ~ Matthew 10:28

Source: WFTV

65 thoughts on “FSU Shooter Identified As Lawyer And Former Prosecutor Myron May [Updated]”

  1. @Annie your daughter likely was never in that library, as it is an undergraduate library, pretty far from the Law library. But don’t single out Florida as the home of unexplained gun play. Thank the 2nd Amendment and the fact that you can buy a gun practically anywhere.

  2. Again this is one of those where we should wait a couple of days to get past the news that is ‘made up’ to fill space. Let’s find out what really went on, not what some talking head thinks went on.

  3. po@ Absolutely. We do not know what set him off. His posts cited here indicate there was definitely something going on. I do not know his psychiatric background, if any, but background checks might have kept the gun(s) out of his hands.
    Terrible tragedy, for all concerned

  4. Might well be another Manchurian Candidate like Sirhan Sirhan, the Ft. Hood
    shooter and the one at Va. Tech.

  5. We can say Christianity, guns, video games, anger…but if we don’t say mental health, we are missing the mark completely. Mass murder is a symptom of anger, but it speaks very obviously of mental instability!
    The problem with “people shoot people guns do not”, is that it is short sighted and dishonest. It is also simplistic and unrealistic. The times are now such that mental health issues are becoming more and more prevalent, and the worse thing about them is that its ultimate expression always come too late for us to do much about it.

  6. There are no facts to this case yet. All we know is that Myron May went to FSU a decade ago then moved to Texas for law school and has been practicing law there ever since. He didn’t live in FL, but was interested in taking the FL bar exam next year. There is no indication he had any grudge or bad omen with anyone he WOUNDED (no one has died except for him).

  7. My daughter went FSU law school, I wonder how many times she was in that library. There’s something odd about Florida. I was glad when she came back home and did her third year at UW Madison’s law school as a visiting student.

  8. Sympathy and condolences to his victims and the large circle of people who will be touched by thus act. Again, it was a person, not a Firearm that was responsible, the firearm was just a tool in an angry man’s hands. As we have seen in Israel, angry men can be equally effective simply driving their cars into crowds.

    There are no perfect solutions to angry men.

  9. Mr. May had not been working in Florida, but was in the process of moving back to the state. In addition, he didn’t attend law school at FSU. There is no reason to think he would have had anything to do with the Markel killing.

  10. Reminder…..JT posted back in July…..Still unsolved FSU Law Professor murder!

    Reward in FSU Florida Law Professor Daniel Markel’s Murder Reaches $25K.

    A respected law professor was shot dead in Tallahassee, Fla., a reward for information leading to an arrest in the killing has jumped from $10,000 to $25,000,
    said Big Bend Crime Stoppers, which is offering the reward, in a statement. A neighbor found the Florida State University law professor, Daniel Markel, on July 18; he was in his car, and his garage door was open.

    Police have made no arrests in the murder of Markel, 41, a divorced father of two who specialized in criminal law and had worked at FSU university since 2005.

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