Maryland police were unaware of hostile tweets by murder suspect

Official Suspect was found hiding under desk
Morning after mass shooting, Capital Gazette publishes Friday edition
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03 July, 2018

What we know about the alleged shooter * Jarrod Ramos charged with 5 counts of first-degree murder * Filed a defamation lawsuit against the paper in 2012; he lost * Paper reported alleged threats from Ramos years prior, didn't pursue chargesIt was one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in USA history.

He had threatened and harassed a former high school classmate, sending emails containing vulgarities and telling her to kill herself, the Daily Mail of London reported.

The fund celebrates the lives of Gerald Fischman and John McNamara, who were alumni of the University; Robert Hiaasen, a lecturer in Journalism at the University; Wendi Winters, a reporter at the Capital Gazette; and Rebecca Smith, who worked on the Capital Gazette sales team. He filed a defamation suit in 2012 that was thrown out as groundless and often railed against them in profanity-laced tweets. His lawsuit was dismissed in 2013, and an appellate court upheld the dismissal in 2015. He was previously a news features writer and, before that, the paper's pop music critic. He said police believe they were sent before the attack, and detectives are now investigating. One of those tweets targeted one of the journalists killed Thursday, Rob Hiaasen.

NBC said Ramos was charged with five counts of first-degree murder.

Phil Davis, the Capital Gazette's crime and court reporter, began tweeting about the incident after he was safely away from the building.

The paper received threats via social media ahead of Thursday's shooting, officials said.

Prosecutors said Friday that the suspect barricaded the back door so that the victims could not get out and that one victim who tried to escape through a back door was shot.

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The account went silent from January 2016 until Thursday, just before the shooting at the newsroom.An archived version of a website under Ramos' name featured court documents as well as messages apparently signed by Ramos as recently as 2014.

"This person was prepared today to come in, this person was prepared to shoot people", Krampf said.

The suspect was captured by police while hiding under a desk at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis.

The court agreed the article was accurate and based on public records, the document showed.

A local newspaper targetted in a shooting that left five dead managed to publish on Friday, covering its own tragedy and leaving its editorial page blank in honor of those slain. I was praying the entire time I was under that desk.

Police also said reports that the suspect had damaged his fingers to keep them from checking his finger prints are not true, CBS2 reported.

Marquardt told the Baltimore Sun he was not surprised to hear Ramos identified as the gunman. "I write about this stuff - not necessarily to this extent, but shootings and death - all the time", he said.


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