By: Chris Gros
November 25, 2014
Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo described 31 year-old gun man Myron May as having been in a “state of crisis".
May shot and wounded three people at FSU’s Strozier Library on November 20th, before cops returned fire and killed May.
Dr. Patrick Cook is a retired forensic and police psychologist with 35 years of experience. He says May’s motive for the shooting may have been to attract attention from police.
"He stood there and waited for them for them to get there he wouldn't throw his gun down, shot at them and he had no exit strategy. So you would think it's a classic example of suicide by cop,” said Dr. Cook.
Police say May feared he was being targeted by the government. He left a voice-mail for a woman he met in an online support group for "targeted individuals" just days before the shooting.
In the voice-mail he said:
"I devised a scheme where I was going to expose this once and for all and I really need you."
"He made himself a target of the government but he had the option to drop the weapon and to surrender and he didn't surrender," said Dr. Cook.
The woman who received the voice-mail from May, Renee Pittman, says she never actually met May in person. She adds authorities came to her house to open the package May sent her as well.