ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Latest news about the shooting targeting the Maryland Capital Gazette newspaper(all times are local):
A Maryland newspaper attacked by an archer has kept its promise to the next day on paper, despite the shooting death of five people in the newsroom.
Hours after a gunman blasted his way in The Capital Gazette on Thursday, the surviving staff tweeted from their rebellion: “Morning, this is Capital page will return to the idle purpose of offering readers informed opinions about the world around them. But today, we are speechless.”
Friday morning’s edition featured in-depth coverage of the shooting and death of the five people killed. Each victim’s photo appeared under the masthead.
And under the head shooting story were the staples of a community newspaper: a look at the weather conditions and a teaser for a national story: “Trump, Putin: The two leaders will meet in Finland in July.”
Court documents say that a gunman who fatally shot five people at a Maryland newspaper, and tried to hide under a desk after the attack until the police arrived.
An overview of the possible cause obtained Friday by The Associated Press says surveillance video captured Thursday of the events in the Capital Gazette. It says Jarrod Ramos went to the newspaper office around 2:30 pm
The statement said Ramos used a “long gun firearm” and shot out of the business doors, then shot the people that he encountered within, killing five.
The statement said Ramos then “you tried to hide under a desk until the police arrived and located him.
Ramos was in custody Friday and is scheduled for a bond hearing at 10:30 a.m.
A spokeswoman for the Office of the Public prosecutor said that the Anne Arundel office would represent Ramos. They refused to comment.
The court Friday show Jarrod W. Ramos is charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the killings in the Capital, Maryland Gazette office.
The online records do not list an attorney for Ramos, who is scheduled for a bail hearing 10:30 pm, Friday in Annapolis.
Authorities say Ramos opened fire in the newspaper office Thursday, five dead and injuring two others. He had a long, bitter history with the newspaper, including a lawsuit and years of harassment of its journalists.
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Police say a man firing a gun killed four journalists and a staffer in Maryland, the capital newspaper for officers quickly arrived and took him into custody.
The police say that they are an interrogation of the suspect, a white male in his late 30s, Thursday the attack on The Capital Gazette in Annapolis.
Acting police chief William Krampf of Anne Arundel County says it’s a targeted attack in which the shooter “was looking for his victims.”
Journalists described how they scrambled under a desk, and sought to hide themselves for a few minutes of the terror. She told the hearing of the shooter’s footsteps as he moved about the editors, who with his weapon.
The attack came amid months of verbal and online attacks on the “fake news media” by politicians and others of President Donald Trump on down.