Myron De'Shawn May's life seemed to be the quintessential American story: He grew up poor, graduated from Florida State University with honors and worked his way through law school to build a career.
So how did a life with so much promise end with May striding onto the campus of FSU Thursday and shooting three people, only to be gunned down by police?
It's a question state Rep. Matt Gaetz and many others were struggling with.
Gaetz knew May in 2002 as an undergraduate student at FSU, where he served in the student senate and was known as "Sensitive Joe."
"He was so kind," Gaetz tweeted. "This is just awful for everybody."