9 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 289 2016 between law enforcement in Tallahassee, Florida, neighboring agencies often scan the radio frequencies of nearby partners. One nearby City of Tallahassee Police officer was within one block of the FSU campus when the call for help went out. Over the next 30 to 40 seconds, FSU Police Department and City of Tallahassee Police officers observed a man in front of the library waving a gun. Police officers instructed him to drop the weapon. Responding, “You’re going to have to kill me,” he fired a shot in the direction of an FSUPD officer. The police returned fire. At approximately 12:27 a.m., the subject, Myron May, lay on the library steps, no longer a threat to students or law enforcement officers. The investigation into the shooting and background of Myron May was led by the City of Tallahassee Police Department, with assistance from the Florida State University Police Department. Michelle Michelle, the librarian with oversight of the overnight team, was at home that night. She was accustomed to receiving texts from Zachary at night because he was new to his position and sometimes sought advice. He knew to phone after midnight, when Michelle was likely to be sleeping, if he needed her guidance in the middle of the night. When Michelle’s phone rang around 12:30, she answered and was alarmed to hear yelling and sirens in the background, with Zachary saying calmly, “There’s been a shooting in the library.” “I bolted straight up,” Michelle recalled. “Zachary said much more, but it’s become a blur. You think you’ll remember everything about a night like that but all I recall is saying, ‘Wait, what?’ Zachary said he had to go but would call back, and that he thought everyone was okay.” Michelle called her supervisor, Bridgett, and then called Dirac Science Library, which was also open. News of the shooting had gone viral on social media, and many students headed for Dirac. “The staff there was letting students in without a thought as to whether they might be
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