Jarrod Ramos, 38, has been identified by MSNBC as the suspect in The Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis, MD. He had a specific tie to the paper.
Ramos killed five and wounded two others. They have been identified as Wendi Winters, Rebecca Smith, Robert Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman, and John McNamara.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 29, 2018
He sued the paper a few years ago for defamation and it was later overturned by an appellate court:
Jarrod Ramos of Laurel made the defamation claim in Prince George’s County Circuit Court in 2012 after a 2011 column by then-Capital staff writer Eric Hartley about Ramos’ guilty plea to criminal harassment.
Prince George’s Circuit Court Judge Maureen M. Lamasney dismissed Ramos’ claim in 2013, saying the article was based on public records and Ramos presented no evidence it was inaccurate.
Ramos, who represented himself, appealed the decision to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, which upheld Lamasney’s ruling in an opinion filed Thursday. Source: Capital Gazette
Ramos talked about the defamation lawsuit on his now-defunct website, images via the Wayback Machine.
More on Jarrod Ramos:
NEW: The Capital Gazette shooter, Jarrod Ramos, was the subject of a Capital article in which he's described threatening and harassing a woman on Facebook.
According to the article, he had pleaded guilty in 2011 to a misdemeanor harassment charge. pic.twitter.com/NFSuuiycRx
— dell cameron (@dellcam) June 29, 2018
Five people were killed and several others were “gravely injured” in a shooting at the Capital Gazette office, according to police. A shooter is in custody. https://t.co/ZTw7BuaNAk
— Capital Gazette (@capgaznews) June 28, 2018