Grand Jury Clears Five Officers in FSU Library Shooting Tallahassee, FL – On Tuesday a Leon County Grand Jury cleared five police officers who shot and killed gun-man Myron May the night of the FSU Strozier Library shooting. The grand jury determined use of deadly force by four FSU police officers and one Tallahassee police officer was justified.

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Grand Jury Clears Five Officers in FSU Library Shooting

Updated: Tue 11:32 PM, Dec 16, 2014
By: Chris Gros Email
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Five officers who stopped a gunman on the steps of FSU

By: Chris Gros  wctv.tv
December 16, 2014

Tallahassee, FL – On Tuesday a Leon County Grand Jury cleared five police officers who shot and killed gun-man Myron May the night of the FSU Strozier Library shooting.

The grand jury determined use of deadly force by four FSU police officers and one Tallahassee police officer was justified.

Newly released court documents say May was armed and walking in front of the library after shooting and wounding three people on November 20th.

“The officers who walked up into the face of a gun saved a lot of people’s lives that day because the deceased defendant was not done shooting until the officers stopped him,” said State Attorney Willie Meggs.

According to those documents May said something to the sort of “I’m going to make you kill me,” before raising his gun at officers and firing one shot. Officers then returned fire hitting May at least 15 times.

“It’s information that confirms to us that the officers acted in a manner that was reasonable,” said FSU Spokesman Maj. Jim Russell.

An FSU dispatcher’s actions are also highlighted in the court documents. That dispatcher took a call on the non-emergency line but in a matter of seconds dispatched officers to Strozier.

“She handled that as well as I’ve ever seen anything handled in almost 50 years doing this,” said Meggs.

“It’s a great opportunity for the grand jury to recognize the heroic actions of everyone that was involved that night at Strozier Library from the officers to the dispatchers and all other first responders,” added Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo.

The five officers are now cleared to return to active duty after being on paid administrative leave and then desk duty. It has yet to be determined when that will happen.

Update:
December 16, 2014

Grand Jury determines use of deadly force by officers justified in FSU Strozier Library shooting.

By: Chris Gros
December 16, 2014

Four FSU police officers and one TPD officer were called before a grand jury this afternoon.

They were the first officers on scene the night Myron May opened fire at Strozier Library and confronted him on the front steps. At least 30 shots were fired.

The grand jury is met at 9 a.m. behind closed doors and it’s not clear when they may have a decision or what, if any, new information might be released afterward.

In this circuit, the grand jury reviews all officer involved shootings.

The shooting happened November 20 at about 12:30 in the morning as hundreds of students studied for final exams.

May, a lawyer and FSU alum shot three students.

Ronny Ahmed was shot and paralyzed. Nathan Scott was shot in the leg and Elijah Velez was grazed by a bullet.

May was shot and killed by police within minutes of the first 911 call.

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