Jarrod Ramos filed a lawsuit against the Capital Gazette in
The gunman who killed five people in
the Capital Gazette newspaper building has been identified as Jarrod Ramos,
according to CBS News. Police have not confirmed his identity.
Ramos, who lives in Laurel, Maryland,
has a criminal conviction in his past, including criminal harassment.
According to an article written by
the Capital Gazette in 2011, Ramos started talking on Facebook with a woman he
went to high school with. At some point, she said he began harassing her. He
was charged and pleaded guilty to harassment.
The Capital Gazette then wrote a
story about the woman, Ramos and the dangers of what you post online. The
article was called "Jarrod wants to be your friend."
Almost a year later, Ramos filed a
defamation lawsuit against the newspaper, the writer and the publisher.
He also has various other criminal
and civil cases in Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Prince George’s County and
Pinned to the top of a Twitter page
that appears to belong to Ramos is photo of a resignation letter dated October
20, 1997. It’s from a former newspaper employee to the managing editor of the
paper. The caption along with the tweet reads “So fortuitous having an open mic
to go outside the record in the Court of Appeals. And they think *you're*
There were no tweets from this
account in the past two and a half years, but something was posted Thursday at
2:37 p.m., shortly before police said the shooting happened.
The shooting occurred at an office
building located on 888 Bestgate Road around 2:30 p.m. No gunfire was exchanged
when police took the suspected gunman into custody.
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Police also released the following
details about Ramos, without naming him:
Police were able to identify
him through facial recognition, according to the AP, but his name has not
He damaged his fingerprints so
police couldn't identify him
He's described as a white male
in his late 30s
He did not have any identification
The gun he used was a shotgun
Smoke bombs and flash bang
devices were found in his backpack
He has a conflict with the
newspaper itself, Lt. Ryan Frasure with Anne Arundel County police said on
PHOTOS: 5 dead after shooting at
Capital Gazette newspaper office building in Annapolis
Police respond to a shooting on June
28, 2018 in Annapolis, Md. - At least 5 people were killed Thursday when a
gunman opened fire inside the offices of the Capital Gazette, a newspaper
published in Annapolis. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)