The suspect was charged at the offices of the Capital Gazette and used a pump shotgun, which Altomare said had been legally bought a year ago, to five employees kill and injure two more on Thursday
The shooter had also barricaded the back doors of the news agency's building – an apparent attempt to prevent the victims from fleeing or keeping the police out, said Aton Arundel, Attorney General Wes Adams, the journalist on Friday.
There, to kill as many people as possible, "Altomare said.
The police raided Ramos apartment and car.
" We found evidence in the residence, "Altomare said, adding that the investigators would have found s igns that Ramos had planned the attack.
Even with regard to Ramos' hostility to the newspaper, Altomare said: "We can not imagine why that person did this."  In 2012, Ramos, 38, sued the news group for defamation, based on The Capital 's reporting on a prosecution against him. His lawsuit was dismissed – but in the years afterward he repeatedly used social media Media to defend themselves and follow the journalists of the capital.
Ramos, who was charged with first-degree murder five years ago, was released from bail at a hearing on Friday  Night vigils for victims and their families are scheduled for Friday night in Annapolis. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the state flag to be halved by mid-Monday.
"There is no amount of clarity that will ever explain or nullify the pain that accompanies so many lives for little reason to lose, "Hogan said in a statement on Friday morning. He added: "Journalism is a noble profession on which our democracy depends, and we will fight for it."
"The Capital Gazette is my home page," said the governor.