Law enforcement sources told the Capital Gazette that police had identified the suspect as Jarrod Warren Ramos, a resident of Laurel, Maryland, who sued the newspaper and one of its journalists in 2012, alleging defamation.nearly a year earlier, Thomas Hartley, a former columnist for The Capital, the group's flagship paper, wrote a column describing the suspect's interactions with an unnamed woman Ramos contacted over Facebook, court documents showed.
According to the article, "out of the blue", Ramos sent a friend request on Facebook to a woman who had been a high school classmate, thanking her "for being the only person ever to say hello or be nice" to him, the article said.
According to a WBAL-TV reporter who said she spoke with the woman, Ramos had harassed and became "fixated" with her for no apparent reason, causing her to move three times, change her name, and sleep with a gun.
A judge dismissed the case, but Ramos took matters into his own hands, threatening reporters by name via a Twitter account he created specifically to bash the newspaper. Ramos is accused of opening fire on Thursday over a longstanding grudge against the paper.
"Before going any further, I'd like to address the horrific shooting that took place yesterday at Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland", Mr. Trump said Friday, in his first live remarks about the incident.
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Photos of five journalists adorn candles during a vigil across the street from where they were slain in their newsroom in Annapolis, Md., Friday, June 29, 2018. The court agreed the article was accurate and based on public records, the document showed.
The gunman fired through the glass door of the newsroom, Phil Davis, a Capital Gazettepolice reporter, tweeted shortly after the shooting.
The newspaper is part of Capital Gazette Communications, which also publishes the Maryland Gazette and CapitalGazette.com.
Acting Police Chief William Krampf of Anne Arundel County on Thursday said the gunman had "looked for his victims".
As the courts pushed back against Ramos, the number of people he sued or assailed online grew to include the lawyers and judges he believed had wronged him. Ramos, who represented himself in the suit, lost both the initial case and an appeal in 2015. Carl Hiaasen said he was "devastated and heartsick" at losing his brother, "one of the most gentle and amusing people I've ever known".
The Capital Gazette editorial also ran on the Sun's website. Altomare said evidence found at the suspect's home showed he had planned the attack, and that the pump-action 12-gauge shotgun used by the shooter was legally purchased.
The groups are urging journalists around the globe to join The Baltimore Sun Media Group's moment of silence at 2:33 p.m. Thursday.