President Trump denies request to lower US flags for Capital Gazette victims

Marsha Scott
July 3, 2018

Prosecutor Wes Adams did not give any details about the escape plan. She says a third was sent to a law office.

"Mr. Ramos was obsessively angry about this particular story", McCarthy said. She said she didn't see the shooter, but she saw her coworker, John McNamara, being shot and killed.

Anne Arundel County police said investigators believe Ramos mailed three letters in total, including one to Maryland's Court of Special Appeals and one to a Baltimore City judge. In 2013, Marquardt said he had even spoken to police about filing a restraining order against Ramos.

Ramos is charged with five counts of first-degree murder. The chief said newspaper at the time didn't want to press charges for fear that would "exacerbate an already flammable situation".

"We were concerned about him at the time, it definitely came up more than once", Shirley said.

The gunman who killed five people on Thursday at Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, the capital city of eastern USA state Maryland, has been identified as a 38-year-old white male who sued the local daily newspaper six years ago and lost, police said.

Police had not released the name of the suspect in custody and tweeted that the suspect not been booked.

Capital Gazette staff writers Phil Davis and Selene San Felice joined Anderson Cooper by phone on CNN just hours after they survived the deadly mass shooting in their newsroom to talk about what happened. Then he headed to the sunset vigil in downtown Annapolis, near the water. "Thank you to all of the First Responders who are now on the scene", U.S. President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter after the shooting.

On Saturday, the 5:30 p.m. Eucharist at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in downtown will be offered for the victims.

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Employees at a small newspaper in Maryland published their paper on Friday, the day after a gunman killed five of their co-workers.

It went on to name the victims, and then said "tomorrow this page will turn to its steady goal of offering our readers informed opinion about the world around them, that they might be better citizens".

The opinion page in Friday's paper was left mostly blank with a brief message: "Today, we are speechless". The issue's front page features the five journalists who were killed Thursday. Profiles of the victims appeared on A4 and A5. It only took police 60 seconds to respond to the incident, and within two minutes, Altomare said, they were cornering the suspect. But "one thing that I do feel now is that he can no longer silence me".

"That door is never locked from the inside out", he said, "And as soon as that happened it signaled to me, 'OK, this is intentional".

The hearing for 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos is set for July 24 in Annapolis, Maryland.

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

The newspaper, which was reeling from the attack, defiantly tweeted on Thursday: "Yes, we're putting out a damn paper tomorrow". He had a long, acrimonious history with the newspaper, including a lawsuit and years of harassment of its journalists.

The suspect, Jarrod Ramos, allegedly walked into the newspaper office at 888 Bestgate Road in Annapolis with a shotgun and fatally shot four journalists and a sales assistant.

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