Police release 103-page report in Florida State University shooting
Myron May texted author that his 'death can't be in vain'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – There is now a new narrative of what was going on in Florida State University shooter Myron May's mind in the days and hours leading up to the Nov. 20 shooting of three people on the FSU campus. The information is contained in more than 100 pages released by the Tallahassee Police Department.
Investigators said they have also discovered three yet to be released videos. The second video begins with a prayer and May asking for forgiveness. All three were made two days before the shooting.
May parked his car at a fast food restaurant that is a five minute walk from the FSU library, where May shot three people and was killed by police.
In May's pocket was a scrap of paper listing his mother and another as next of kin.
The most serious of the injuries that early morning happened at a table about 100 feet from where May was shooting. The most seriously injured victim was Farhan Ronny Ahmed. Paralyzed from the waste down, he is recovering at an Atlanta hospital.
News4Jax spoke with Ahmed's sister by phone.
"He's doing great," she said. "He's got such a great attitude about it. He's working really hard where he is at the Shepard Center, and the facility is amazing.
May left a five-page manifesto detailing what he called his experiences as a targeted individual.
A call log from May's phone shows six calls or text messages with author Renee Pittman hours before the shootings. In one exchange he texts that his death can't be in vain.
Three of the six people identified by police as victims that early morning declined on camera interviews. Other students at the library told News4Jax they could have easily been a victim as well.
One of my best friends was in the library at the time and I was in her room, and it was kind of weird to be sitting at her desk, getting snap shots from her as it was happening," Amanda Ferraro said.
In the end, May had expressed hope that his martyrdom and the information he left behind would help prevent others from being targeted.
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