Lawyer: Capital Gazette Gunman Jarrod Ramos Wanted Revenge After Defamation Suit

Emergency services at the scene of the shooting

Image The newspaper releases an edition as normal on Friday as an investigation into the shooting continues

Friday morning, the paper's front page headline read: "5 shot dead at The Capital". There's several other persons that are gravely injured. The paper is based in Annapolis, the capital of the state of Maryland.

Flynn said she often discussed sports with McNamara, who had an "encyclopedic" knowledge of the subject. A lawyer representing the paper in 2011 told the Daily Beast following yesterday's shooting that they had been "concerned about him at the time, it definitely came up more than once". Davis described the scene as "nothing more terrifying" as he took cover under his desk while the gunman shot and killed multiple Gazette employees.

The paper devoted its opinion page to the memory of the victims.

"We were so tight", said Heather Dinich, a senior writer and studio analyst at ESPN.

For more than two years, Ramos 'went silent, ' Marquardt said.

He called the attack "horrific" and pledged support to the families. The fifth victim, Rebecca Smith, was an ad sales assistant for the paper.

Meanwhile, law enforcement officials in Baltimore and NY have deployed police officers to major media outlets as a precaution, authorities said. "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".

He is said to have gone through the first floor of Capital Gazette and aimed at his victims one-by-one.

Then Ramos "went silent" for more than two years, Marquardt said.

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Police respond to an active shooter at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 28.

Police said Friday that the gun allegedly used by Ramos was legally purchased. He has been described as not cooperating with police after his capture.

Jayne Miller, a reporter with Baltimore's WBAL-TV, said Thursday she spoke to a woman who said Ramos stalked, harassed and sued her years before the Capital Gazette murder spree. He filed a defamation claim in 2012 against the paper, but the case was dismissed. 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.

Authorities said Ramos entered the Capital Gazette and "looked for his victims".

Police in Annapolis say Ramos also carried smoke bombs. It was the deadliest attack on journalists in US history.

Alexander, a data journalist at Bloomberg Government, talked with a Capital Gazette columnist and set the fund up with an initial goal of $10,000 - but she kept having to expand the goal as donations poured in. In 1767, its publisher Anne Catherine Green led opposition to the stamp tax in the years leading up to the American Revolution.

"I think people who are the subject of newspaper articles, whoever they may be, feel that there is a requirement that they be placed in the best light, or they have an opportunity to have the story reported to their satisfaction, or have the opportunity to have however much input they believe is appropriate", Lamasney told Ramos. Hai Do was the editor.

While we can not discount the importance of the narrative that's been created by this current administration, tirelessly working to vilify the legitimate press, it's unsurprising to hear that at the root of the hatred the alleged shooter, Jarrod Ramos, bore for the Gazette was another all-too-familiar point: obsessive, possibly abusive behavior towards a woman. "His heart was always in it - every story, every line and every word", she wrote on his Facebook page.

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