Documents Reveal Officers Eschewed Non-lethal Force After Close-range Encounter with FSU Gunman
By James F. Tracy
Note: Psychiatrist and author Colin A. Ross MD, referenced in the article below, will be a guest on this weekend’s edition of Real Politik.-JFT
Police and forensic reports released this week to MHB by the Tallahassee City Attorney’s Office indicate that five Florida State University and two Tallahassee police officers fired their .40 caliber handguns a total 34 times at 31-year-old FSU alum and Texas attorney Myron May on November 20, 2014. May, whose videotaped suicide note indicates he took up the mantle of mass shooter to draw attention to the plight of “targeted individuals”, was struck nine times, with five of the officers’ bullets hitting him in the rear of his pelvic area and lower extremities. Yet while the police report suggests May was shot just nine times, the autopsy indicates his body was riddled with a total of 24 bullets.