FSU shooter showed increasingly erratic behavior, believed government was watching him

Florida State University shooter Myron May displayed increasingly erratic behavior in the days leading up to Thursday’s incident, even telling a former roommate she would be getting a ‘mystery package.’

The roommate, who asked not to be identified, said she received a Facebook message just one day before the shooting to let her know something was in the mail.

‘I have no idea what it could be,’ she told FoxNews.com.

Also, 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.

The report also said May recently quit his job and was on medication.

Two students and an employee were wounded in the attack by gunman Myron May, a lawyer convinced that the government was ‘targeting him’, who opened fire at 12.30am on Thursday morning.

The paranoid 31-year-old, who officials said was in a ‘state of crisis’ at the time, was then shot dead by police outside of the Stozier library which was full of students studying for their exams.

Since the incident police have unearthed journals and videos that showed May believed he was being targeted. A former girlfriend also believes that he had developed a severe mental disorder and was taking medication.

Jason Derfuss was walking out of the building when he was shot in the back. However he did not know he had been hit until his roommate emptied his bag at home.

He found bullet holes in two of the books he had checked out just minutes before the rampage.

He wrote on his Facebook: ‘Earlier tonight there was a shooting at FSU, right as I was leaving Strozier. I didn’t know this at the time, but the Shooter targeted me first. The shot I heard behind me I did not feel, nor did it hit me at all.

‘He was about five feet from me, but he hit my books. Books one minute earlier I had checked out of the library, books that should not have stopped the bullet. But they did. I learned this about three hours after it happened, I never thought to check my bag.

‘I assumed I wasn’t a target, I assumed I was fine. The truth is I was almost killed tonight and God intervened. I know conceptually He can do all things, but to physically witness the impossible and to be surrounded by such grace is indescribable. To God be the glory, forever and ever, Amen.’

At a press conference on Thurday, Tallahassee police chief Michael DeLeo said they had discovered a journal May had written in and a number of videos he featured in.

According to his notes he claimed he was being targeted by the government, leading police to believed he was in a ‘state of crisis’ at the time of the shooting.

Last week he wrote on the Facebook page of the group conspiracy theory group Targeted Individuals International saying: ‘Has anyone ever been encouraged by your handler to kill with a promise of freedom. ‘

He also posted a video about Remote Neural Monitoring – a technique that involves monitoring someone’s brain from a different location.

However there is still no indication as to why he chose to return to the university and why he decided to attack.

May had been working for the DA in Las Cruces, New Mexico, before deciding to move back to Tallahassee.

His old boss Mark D’Antonio said the last time he spoke to May he put his arm around him and asked if he was okay. May replied: ‘It’s going great’.

A few days later D’Antonio found a resignation letter on May’s desk without any notice.

Abigail Taunton, who runs a foster home in the Florida Panhandle, said that May had recently been staying at a guest house she owns for around three weeks and was preparing to file for bankruptcy. She said police interviewed her husband, David, after the shooting.

She said: ‘He’s just a boy our kids grew up with that we let stay in one of our guest houses for a while. He’s moving back home from Texas and we were trying to help him get on his feet. It’s horrifying.’

Taunton said he was planning to take the Florida bar exam in February.

According to Fox News, he was back in the area studying for the test and seemed to be himself. He had even gone on a camping trip with the pair a week earlier. However his behavior changed when he went missing after having dinner with his grandmother last Friday.

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