We’ve seen this time and time and time again: long before these men turn to mass murder, their treatment of the women in their lives tells us everything about them.
The newsroom looked “like a war zone”, Phil Davis, a Capital Gazette crime reporter who was in the building at the time of the shooting, said in an interview with the Baltimore Sun.
Marquardt – who Ramos once wished was dead on Twitter – said the alleged gunman was the most threatening person he ever dealt with as a journalist.
“It’s awful, just bad”, an Annapolis woman muttered as she inserted coins in a machine to get her copy of the Capital.
In his eloquent (and, of course funny) piece on the importance of community papers, John Oliver said, “Not having reporters at government meetings is like a teacher leaving her room of seventh graders to supervise themselves”. At least one tweet was directed at columnist and editor Rob Hiaasen, one of the victims killed on Thursday.
McCarthy said Ramos was furious about the article, insisting he was simply stating facts about the woman and that he had done nothing wrong.
Police said Friday that the gun allegedly used by Ramos was legally purchased.
The original Gazette article was titled “Jarrod wants to be your friend”, which detailed Ramos’ abuse of his former high school acquaintance after friending her on Facebook in 2009.
An incensed Ramos then shifted his attention to The Capital Gazette and lodged a defamation suit against the paper for besmirching him. His defamation case was dismissed. Also in 2012, another peace order was issued against Ramos.
Jarrod Ramos, 38, of Laurel, Maryland, is seen in this undated mug shot.
Ramos allegedly damaged his fingerprints in an attempt to avoid arrest and prolong identification.
Mr Adams added: “There were two entrances to the offices in which this attack occurred”. A lawyer who represented him in the harassment case told the newspaper he holds a degree in computer engineering.
This photo combination shows the victims of the shooting in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
Melissa Wilson’s employer has offices in the same building as the newspaper and has co-workers who were there when the gunman opened fire. Police Chief Timothy Altomare also said at a news conference Friday that it is “absolutely untrue” that suspect Jarrod W. Ramos mutilated his fingertips.
So, here we are, just a little over four months later, mourning the deaths of five newsroom employees-four journalists and an advertising assistant-at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.
Officials have yet to confirm a motive for Thursday’s attack, saying the suspect has not been cooperative in providing information to investigators.
The victims have been identified by police. “These days reporters are subject to abuse, harassment and violence, so seeing donations pour in from around the world has me feeling confident that community news is appreciated, even when it doesn’t seem like the case”. Some 300 local, state and federal officers converged on the scene and within two minutes police had begun to corner Ramos, a rapid response that “without question” saved lives, Altomare said. The suspect had previously only been publicly described as a white male in his late 30s who is a Maryland resident.
Ramos had a well-documented history of harassing the paper’s journalists, a feud that apparently began over a column about Ramos pleading guilty to harassing a woman. With an extensive family in the area, including 19 nieces and nephews, McCarthy constantly anxious that Ramos might come after one of them. He was employed by an IT contractor for the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2007 to 2014, a department spokesman said.