Maryland shooting: Suspect barricaded doors and hunted victims

Maryland shooting: Suspect barricaded doors and hunted victims

Maryland shooting: Suspect barricaded doors and hunted victims

Jarrod W. Ramos has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in US history.

Police said that Ramos, who is charged with five counts of first-degree murder, had a long-running dispute with the newspaper over a column about a criminal harassment charge against him.

Ramos unsuccessfully sued the newspaper and a journalist in 2012 for defamation, after it published an accurate article about Ramos tormenting a former schoolmate after she rejected his advances online.

Ramos carefully planned the attack, using "a tactical approach in hunting down and shooting the innocent people, " prosecutor Wes Adams said.

"The fellow was there to kill as many people as he could kill", Anne Arundel County Chief Timothy Altomare said. Investigators were reviewing Ramos' social media postings and searched his apartment, where Altomare said they found evidence of the planning Ramos had put into the attack.

Marquardt's interview took place before the alleged shooter was identified by police. It noted that Hiaasen was the brother of Carl Hiaasen, Miami Herald columnist and best-selling author.

US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly referred to the media as the "enemy of the people", on Friday described the shooting as "horrific".

President Donald Trump addressed the shooting Friday, calling it a "horrific, disgusting thing" that "shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief".

'Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job.

Authorities said that Ramos barricaded the rear exit of the office to prevent anyone from escaping and methodically blasted his way through the newsroom Thursday afternoon with a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun, cutting down one victim trying to slip out the back. Fischman was editorial page editor. Journalists described how they scrambled under desks and sought to hide during a few minutes of terror.

On Friday the Maryland flag was lowered to half mast across the state and two candlelit vigils were held in honour of those who died.

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Ramos filed a lawsuit against the Capital Gazette over a 2011 article about him.

Neither Hartley nor Marquardt is still employed by the paper or were at its office on Thursday.

That was the same message posted the day after the state's second-highest court upheld a ruling in favor of the newspaper.

Ramos tweeted that he had set up a Twitter account to defend himself, and wrote in his biographical notes that he was suing people in Anne Arundel County and "making corpses of corrupt careers and corporate entities".

"Our hearts break for our colleagues in Annapolis and we want to do whatever we possibly can to help them pay for medical bills, funeral costs, newsroom repairs, and any other unforeseen expenses that might arise as a result of this awful shooting", the GoFundMe description reads.

The woman told a WBAL TV reporter that she had become so frightened of Ramos that she had to move three times and now sleeps with a gun, adding that he is a "f***ing nut job".

Several staffers and reporters from sister paper, The Baltimore Sun worked on stories for Friday's paper. "I don't know why he stopped".

"I talked to Rob [by phone] Thursday morning - he talked about a headline clarification", Capital Gazette reporter Chase Cook told NPR. "I remember telling our attorneys, 'This is a guy who is going to come in and shoot us, '" Marquardt said in the publication's sister newspaper, the Baltimore Sun.

Designed more for an age of horses and buggies than SUVs, Annapolis has a baroque street plan of downtown traffic circles and diagonal streets that can make it feel distant from modern times.

"After that, his obsession turned to me, too, and he started harassing my sister and my family", McCarthy said.

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