Five dead in 'targeted attack' at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, police say; Laurel man charged with murder
A gunman blasted his way into the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis with a shotgun Thursday afternoon, killing five people, authorities said. Journalists dived under their desks and pleaded for help on social media. One reporter described the scene as a “war zone.” A photographer said he jumped...
Suspect swore 'oath' to kill Capital staff years ago, had restraining orders — but bought gun legally
Jarrod Warren Ramos swore a “legal oath” in court documents to kill a writer for The Capital newspaper, whose staff had long endured his violent rants. A lawyer warned a judge of Ramos’ “violent fetishes.” And he was convicted of harassing a woman who successfully placed three restraining orders...
Read more about the victims of Thursday's shooting at the Capital Gazette: Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters.