TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Grand jurors called actions of police "heroic" and cleared five officers of wrongdoing in killing a gunman who had shot students at a Florida State University library.
Early on Nov. 20, authorities say 31-year-old Myron May shot inside and just outside the library where hundreds of students were studying on the Tallahassee campus. Three people were hit. Most seriously wounded was 21-year-old student Farhan "Ronny" Ahmed, who was left paralyzed from the waist down.
Grand jurors were told that one of the bullets fired by May ripped through Ahmed's chest and lodged four centimeters from his heart.
The grand jury report revealed some more details of the frantic moments after gunfire erupted at Stozier Library.
FSU Police Officer Oma "Zack" Nations was the first to arrive three minutes after the call. Nations saw May walking back and forth in front of the library and ordered him to drop his .380 semiautomatic pistol.
May shook his head and told the officer "I'm gonna make you kill me." He then raised his gun in the direction of Nations and fired a shot. Nations opened fire as did four other officers. May was shot about 15 times, the report said.
Leon County jurors on Tuesday heard from witnesses and went over physical evidence collected from the scene inside and outside Strozier Library.
In a brief four-page report, jurors praised police and the FSU dispatcher who responded quickly to the first emergency call.