A gunman blasted his way into the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis with a shotgun on June 28, killing five people and injuring two others, authorities said.
Here’s what we know:
» Rob Hiaasen, 59, a former feature writer for The Baltimore Sun who joined the Capital Gazette in 2010 as an assistant editor and columnist. He is remembered as a joyful stylist and a generous mentor.
» Two other Capital Gazette staffers, Rachael Pacella, a reporter who covers education and the Naval Academy, and Janel Cooley, a sales representative who covers downtown Annapolis, were injured. Both were treated and released.
» Ramos wore a dark scrub style shirt and did not speak at his bail review hearing Friday morning, and was ordered held without bail by a district court judge. “There is a certain likelihood you are a danger,” Judge Thomas Pryal said.
» In 2012, Ramos filed a defamation lawsuit against the paper and a columnist. The suit worked its way through the Maryland courts until 2015, when the state’s second-highest court upheld a ruling in favor of the newspaper.
» “I remember telling our attorneys, 'This is a guy who is going to come in and shoot us,’ ” said Thomas Marquardt, the paper’s former editor and publisher, who was named as one of the defendants.
» Ramos was convicted of harassing a woman who successfully placed three restraining orders against him. He pleaded guilty to harassment, receiving a 90-day suspended sentence with 18 months probation. He was required to be evaluated and attend counseling for psychiatric or psychological treatment and to stay away from the woman and her family.
» One reporter described the scene as a “war zone.” A photographer said he jumped over a dead colleague and fled for his life. A tweet with the building’s address and the words “please help us” was sent from an intern’s account.
» Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the flag lowered to half-staff Friday. Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said President Donald Trump denied his initial request to lower American flags to half-staff nationwide. Trump on Tuesday reversed his decision and allowed flags to be lowered.
» In an address from the White House, President Donald J. Trump said the attack “shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief.” “Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their jobs,” he said.
» A new fundraiser called the Capital Gazette Families Fund has been set up for those interested in donating to the families, victims and survivors, the newspaper’s owner announced Friday. The fund will be managed through the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, and the Michael and Jacky Ferro Family Foundation will match up to $1 million of donations, according to tronc, the parent company of The Baltimore Sun Media Group, which includes The Capital. In addition, a memorial scholarship fund has been set up for journalism students at the University of Maryland College Park.
» The American Society of News Editors and Associated Press Media Editors have asked newsrooms worldwide to observe a moment of silence on Thursday to remember the slain journalists. The moment of silence will begin at 2:33 p.m. — the time the gunman entered the Capital Gazette just one week ago.