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Seen here in a Facebook profile photo, police identified Florida State University alumnus Myron May as the shooter. 
Florida State University deputy chief Major James Russell talks with the media as police investigate a shooting outside the Strozier library on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, Fla. Thursday Nov 20, 2014. The gunman was shot and killed by police officers according to Tallahassee Police spokesman Dave Northway. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
Tallahassee police investigate a shooting outside the Strozier library on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, Fla. Thursday Nov 20, 2014. The gunman was shot and killed by police officers according to Tallahassee Police spokesman Dave Northway. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
A Tallahassee police officer investigates a broken window near a body after a shooting outside the Strozier library on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, Fla. Nov 20, 2014. The gunman was shot and killed by police officers according to Tallahassee Police spokesman Dave Northway. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
Tallahassee police investigate a shooting outside the Strozier library on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, Fla. Thursday Nov 20, 2014. Officers shot and killed the suspected gunman police said. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
Tallahassee police chief Michael Deleo, center, talks with his officers as they investigate a shooting outside the Strozier library on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, Fla. Nov 20, 2014. The gunman was shot and killed by police officers according to Tallahassee Police spokesman Dave Northway. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
Tallahassee police chief Michael Deleo, left and FSU police chief David Perry talk with the media about a shooting outside the Strozier library on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, Fla. Thursday Nov 20, 2014. Three students were wounded and the gunman was shot and killed by police officers. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
A Tallahassee police officer talks to several students outside the Strozier library on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, FL. where a shooting occurred Thursday Nov 20, 2014. The gunman was shot and killed by police officers. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
A group of students call their friends still locked down in Strozier Library, background, after a shooting on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
Police investigate a shooting at Strozier Library on Florida State campus on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
Rattled tonight by text and call from daughter at #FSU while in library during shooting. Praying for all involved. http://t.co/NnDS1lbfVi
#BREAKING: New photo shows large police response at FSU http://t.co/V2HcdQJ9d4
MORE: Alert at Florida State University urges people to take shelter in nearby building away from doors, windows: http://t.co/9ScMwwQPg9
FSU student @blairstokes tweets,"I thought I was gonna die tonight." http://t.co/FPGywxluas
PHOTO: Officers Clearing The Strozier Library at #FSU After Gunman Attacked The Campus (H/T: @Guillermo10Page) http://t.co/oiLlNiVFSb
Student who was in the library at the time of the #FSU shooting posted some very scary and short Instagram videos. http://t.co/goIMlA2rSw
BREAKING VIDEO Appears To Have Been Taken Inside #FSU Library During Incident: https://t.co/LOvezOxaGl http://t.co/40QUqnkgug
YouTube video appears to show #FSU library announcement by police after shooting https://t.co/zzRT3wEUz2
2 Shot In #FloridaState Library; Witnesses Say Gunman Was Killed By Police - http://t.co/5iV8hZLoJh http://t.co/PFcqRLFRBX
PHOTO: Students outside Strozier Library call friends locked down inside after Florida State University shooting: http://t.co/Je1PsEVWjS
Video shows apparent FSU student describe the moment he heard gunshots ring out on campus: http://t.co/hzUNIsZ6AB
Students at #FSU saying that twitter kept them updated and tonight better than FSU's alert system. http://t.co/Mi11ydBWxk
Currently at FSU #fsushooting #prayersforfsu http://t.co/OFVzJ3YT7r
FSU student body president Stefano Cavallaro giving us passes for classes/tests tomorrow http://t.co/jhjvNIAIOq
Students say a man started shooting at FSU, police told him to put the gun down. He didn't. "They lit him up, man." http://t.co/ZK8vKJfe22
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas, a law enforcement official said Friday.

Authorities thought the packages could contain videos and journals from Myron May, who was killed by police officers outside the library Thursday, according to the official, who requested anonymity because that person wasn't authorized to release information about the case.

Police obtained videos and journals Thursday that indicate May feared he was being watched and targeted by the government. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said May was trying to get that message out.

May sent friends messages before the shooting saying they could expect packages Friday. Authorities were trying to intercept them, but they weren't sure where each of the packages was to be delivered. They believe they are being sent to several states.

May graduated from Florida State in 2005 and earned a law degree at Texas Tech University. He worked as a lawyer in Texas and New Mexico before returning about three weeks ago to Florida. He has family in Ohio, where he was born.

May posted on his Facebook page links to information on alleged government mind-reading and he believed the government was spying on him. He made rambling statements to police and a former girlfriend. He abruptly quit his job and headed back to Florida, staying with friends and giving no hint about his violent plans until early Thursday when he headed to his alma mater.

Textbooks Stop FSU Shooter's Bullet

"Mr. May's sense of being and place in our community was not what most people would refer to as a normal," DeLeo said Thursday. "He had a sense of crisis and he was searching for something."

At Stozier Library, about 450 students were studying when May showed up and opened fire. When police arrived, the 31-year-old alumnus had wounded two students and an employee and reloaded a .380 semi-automatic pistol. He refused to put down the weapon and a gun battle erupted. Between May and police, 30 rounds were fired.

May didn't get past the lobby, but the sound of gunfire set off screams among students, who scrambled for cover among the bookshelves and barricaded themselves in rooms.

Students and university administrators gathered Friday morning as the library reopened with a heavy police presence.

Friends called May sweet, smart and understated. He returned to Florida to get a new start in life.

"His fraternity nickname was 'Sensitive Joe' and it was fitting," said state Rep. Matt Gaetz, who belonged to the same Florida State political club as May. "I was so surprised that someone with this docile nature would have something happen in their lives that would have this outcome."

There were signs of his unraveling.

Police in Las Cruces, New Mexico, said 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," a police report said.

Police were still going through May's writings and social media posts, but it was clear something was wrong.

"Mr. May had a written journal and videos where he expressed fears of being targeted and that he wanted to bring attention to this issue of targeting," DeLeo said. "Mr. May was in a state of crisis."

Abigail Taunton, who runs a foster home in the Florida Panhandle, let May stay in a guest house. She knew him as a teenager who moved to rural Wewahitchka in the Florida Panhandle to live with his grandmother after having problems with his parents in Ohio.

"We're just all astounded," Taunton said. "Obviously, he was not in his right mind."

May was licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico and Taunton said he was preparing to take the Florida bar exam in February.

"He was having some financial issues and moved back home and decided he'd come back to Florida to work," she said. "My heart's broken."

In New Mexico, Third Judicial District Attorney Mark D'Antonio said May worked for his office as a junior attorney from Jan. 18 until his unexpected resignation Oct. 6. He said he didn't know why May stepped down, leaving a formal resignation letter on his desk.

"He performed his job with great distinction," D'Antonio said at a news conference. "He was friendly and kind. Everyone liked him."

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