911 Calls Released from Strozier Library Shooting

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By: Julie Montanaro
December 4, 2014 - 6 p.m.

9-1-1 tapes released today paint a terrifying picture of a late night shooting at Strozier library.

Three people were shot on FSU's campus that night and the gunman was ultimately killed by police.

Authorities released more than a dozen 911 calls today, including one with a young man who came face to face with shooter Myron May.

"He had been pacing before and then he stopped and started walking, went down the steps. I heard one gun shot. I turned around and he was sprinting at the other guy and took two more shots and that's when I turned and ran," said an FSU student.

The man who made that call says he was 50 feet away from gunman Myron May when the shooting started and he says May pointed the gun right at him.

"Like a sliver-ish, clearish color," said an FSU student.

An FSU studnet said, "The boy is running that has the gun."

The Operator said, "What boy?" What does he look like? Okay what does he look like?"

An FSU student said, "He has all black. He has all black. He's running towards like Thagard."

The Opeartor said, "Running towards where?"

"Thagard. Thagard," said an FSU student.

"I got a male wearing all black running toward Thagard," said the Operator.

(Call disconnects.)

The 911 calls started coming at 12:24 am on November 20th.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office released fourteen 911 calls. Many of them were made from terrified students hiding inside the library.

"There's a gun. There's a shooter. Please, I'm begging you," said an FSU student.

An FSU student said, "It just sounded like a normal handgun, but that's what it sounded like, I don't know, but you guys gotta stop this guy. Oh my God. In a library?"

FSU and TPD Police were on scene within minutes. They confronted May and killed him in a hail of gunfire on the library steps.

Three people were hurt that night, one was grazed by a bullet, one was shot in the leg, and Ronnie Ahmed possibly that victim by the picnic tables was shot in the spine and paralyzed.

By: Julie Montanaro
December 4, 2014 - 5 p.m.

911 tapes released today give a terrifying glimpse inside Strozier library

"Somebody just got shot right in front of Strozier. Somebody shot like four bullets right into somebody. Holy (expletive) dude," said an FSU student.

"I see someone on the floor right now," said an FSU student.

Operator said, "Is there someone shot? The person on the floor is he shot?"

"I don't think so," said an FSU student.

"Yes, he was shot," said an FSU student.

Opeartor said, "He was shot?"

"Yes," said an FSU student.

"10-4. We do have a gunshot victim," said an Operator.

The 911 calls started coming in at 12:24 on November 20th. Police would soon discover FSU alum Myron May had opened fire at Strozier Library.

"By the picnic benches and those are behind some bushes. I didn't see who he shot. I just saw the person go down," said an FSU student.

"Did you see which way he went," said an Operator.

FSU student said, "Which way he went?"

"Uh-huh," said the operator.

"Um. I turned my back to him and started running," said an FSU student.

The student down turned out to be Ronnie Ahmed who was paralyzed in the shooting. Nathan Scott was shot in the leg and another student was grazed by a bullet.

As many as 400 students were inside the library at the time.

"We heard gunshots outside and then people came running upstairs and told us there was a guy with a gun. So everyone just ran to the back," said an FSU student.

The Operator siad, "Are you hit or injured?"

(sound of running)

The FSU student said, "No, ma'am. I'm in the bathroom."

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
December 4, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Leon County Sheriff's Office has released a series of 911 calls from the shooting at Florida State University's Strozier Library two weeks ago.

The calls were made shortly after three people were shot by gunman Myron May at Strozier Library early in the morning on November 20th.

May was shot and killed by police minutes later after firing at law enforcement outside of the library.

In the earliest call made at 12:24 a.m., a man told dispatchers that someone was shot in front of Strozier Library.

The man can also be heard telling someone else "Somebody just got shot right in front of Strozier, somebody shot four bullets right into somebody... Yeah I just [explicit] ran all the way back here, Holy [explicit]."

Warning: Some calls may feature graphic or explicit language

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