Published: Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 17:31
Updated: Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 1:05
– A man who had a lengthy feud with a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland stormed the newsroom Thursday, shooting and killing five people and two more injured.
Jarrod W. Ramos, 39, opened the fire shortly after 3 pm with a shotgun. in the newsroom of The Capital Gazette, police said.
According to authorities, Ramos had sued the newspaper, and after the suit was dismissed, he had threatened some to work there via social media.
– Anne Arundel Police (@AACOPD) June 29, 2018
Four people died on the scene and one, a woman, died after being killed
Ramos was charged on Thursday with five counts of first-degree murder. He will go to a judge on Friday morning.
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Here's what we now know about Ramos:
- Ramos shot through the glass door of the newsroom with what witnesses said it was a shotgun. The police described the weapon as a long weapon.
- He is the only suspect in the shootout.
- Police responded within 60 seconds, police said, apparently interrupting the shooting and arresting Ramos.
- Ramos was
- Ramos was not shot.
- Media reports that Ramos did not cooperate with the authorities and that he had no identification with him when he was taken into custody.
- Phil Davis, a crime reporter for the Capital Gazette who was in the building at the time of the shooting, said he heard Ramos reload his weapon.
- A man who works in another store sees Ramos in the newsroom and Ramos seemed to "disguise" people with a "big shotgun".
- Ramos brought smoke grenades into the building.
- CBS reported that Ramos damaged his fingers before the attack, so the police could not identify him with fingerprints. Anne Arundel's police chief William Krampf said he knew nothing about it.
- Krampf said, "This was a targeted attack," and Ramos searched for specific victims as he walked through the building. "His intention was to do damage."
- Ramos lived in Laurel, Maryland.
- All shot dead were on the first floor of the building.
- Krampf said the newspaper had received threats via social media. He did not respond to the threats and said that they would try to confirm the threats made by Ramos.
- Ramos was still working for the Federal Office of Labor Statistics in 2012, the New York Times reported. He has a degree in computer engineering, according to the story.
Maryland police patrolled the area after several people were shot in the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)
AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana