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Five people are dead and others “gravely injured” after a shooting at a newspaper building in Annapolis, Maryland, according to authorities.
The shooter has been identified as 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos, 38, of Laurel, Maryland.
Ramos has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder.
The Capital Gazette shooting suspect is Jarrod Warren Ramos, 38.
He once pled guilty to criminal harassment over emails he sent to a woman telling her to kill herself. In 2012, he sued the newspaper for defamation over an article about the case. His lawsuit was dismissed. pic.twitter.com/6koNPZofvZ
— AJ+ (@ajplus) June 29, 2018
Five Capital Gazette staffers – four journalists and one sales assistant – were shot and killed on Thursday afternoon at their newspaper building in Annapolis, Maryland.
BREAKING: Police: 5 killed, several others ‘gravely injured’ in shooting at newspaper building in Maryland.
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 28, 2018
Multiple people were shot on Thursday afternoon at The Capital Gazette newspaper building, owned by The Baltimore Sun, the Associated Press reported.
The shooter is now in custody. No motive is known at this time.
Massive police response to shooting in my newsroom in Annapolis. @capgaznews pic.twitter.com/M1Bjwa0mMh
— Joshua McKerrow (@joshuamckerrow) June 28, 2018
A reporter at the newspaper reported the shooting. Phil Davis, a reporter with the Gazette, confirmed multiple people had been shot.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the scene.
BREAKING: ATF Baltimore is responding to a shooting incident at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md. pic.twitter.com/GQ1bMAejzQ
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) June 28, 2018
A Maryland sheriff told Fox News that “multiple fatalities” have resulted.
MD Sheriff: ‘Multiple Fatalities’ in Annapolis Newsroom Shooting. https://t.co/rhFdE1Mjg4
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 28, 2018
The Ann Arundel Police confirmed that officers were searching for an active shooter.
The Gazette building was evacuated, and people were relocated to the Lord & Taylor department store within the Westfield Annapolis mall.
#update confirming active shooter at 888 Bestgate Road in Annapolis. Building evacuated. Officers continuing to search building. Relocation point is inside Lord and Taylor in the mall.
— Anne Arundel Police (@AACOPD) June 28, 2018
Two sources told CBS News that four people died in the shooting.
NEW: Four people dead in shooting at Capital-Gazette building in Annapolis, Maryland, two sources tell @CBSNews. https://t.co/eWjaC4dGlq pic.twitter.com/ODRytMmCWU
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 28, 2018
President Trump was briefed aboard Air Force One as police continued the search.
JUST IN: @POTUS has been briefed on the newsroom shooting in Annapolis, Maryland, while aboard Air Force One. @ShepNewsTeam https://t.co/TOWLLp3jO7 pic.twitter.com/ttiRH8DpTk
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 28, 2018
Trump later tweeted about the shooting.
“Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Thank you to all of the First Responders who are currently on the scene,” he wrote.
Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Thank you to all of the First Responders who are currently on the scene.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2018