TALLAHASSEE, FL (RNN) - The person who shot several students on Florida State University’s campus early Thursday was identified as a graduate who was also a former prosecutor.
Myron May graduated the school before earning his law degree at Texas Tech, according to the Tallahassee police chief.
“He graduated from FSU in 2005, and he moved to Texas where he attended Texas Tech for law school. He graduated there in 2009,” Chief Michael DeLeo said during a news conference.
DeLeo said May used a .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun and had additional ammunition in his pockets. Police have not confirmed a motive in the shooting.
May injured three students at the campus library Thursday morning and was killed by university police after failing to drop his weapon, police said.
May’s Facebook page shows he posted mostly Bible verses and links to conspiracy theories about the government reading people’s minds.
Records show May was licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico.
According to a Las Cruces, New Mexico, police report last month, May was a subject of a harassment complaint after a former girlfriend called to report he came to her home uninvited and claimed police were bugging his house and car. Danielle Nixon told police May recently developed “a severe mental disorder.”
“Myron began to ramble and handed her a piece to a car and asked her to keep it because this was a camera that police had put in his vehicle,” the report said.
“Myron De’Shawn May was a student at Texas Tech University School of Law from July 2006 through his graduation in May 2009. Texas Tech University extends its condolences to all those impacted by this tragedy.”
May earned his law degree from Texas Tech in 2009. May was also a FSU alum. He graduated from FSU in 2005.
The yokel punditocracy in Lubbock has labeled May a “leftist” largely because he reportedly walked out of his law school commencement to protest Karl Rove being the speaker.
It’s obvious that he had issues that completely transcend any kind of real world politics. If anything his specific delusions are more commonly associated with the Alex Jones wing of the extreme right.