Archive

Suspect in Maryland shooting blocked exit during killing spree, official says | TribLIVE.com
News

Suspect in Maryland shooting blocked exit during killing spree, official says

The Associated Press
ShootingsNewspaper65981jpg802e1
Steve Schuh, county executive of Anne Arundel County, holds a copy of The Capital Gazette near the scene of a shooting at the newspaper's office, Friday, June 29, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. A man armed with smoke grenades and a shotgun attacked journalists in the building Thursday, killing several people before police quickly stormed the building and arrested him, police and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
ShootingsNewspaper72281jpg5d1f8
In this June 28, 2018, photo released by the Anne Arundel Police, Jarrod Warren Ramos poses for a photo, in Annapolis, Md. First-degree murder charges were filed Friday against Ramos who police said targeted Maryland's Capital Gazette newspaper, shooting his way into the newsroom and killing four journalists and a staffer before officers swiftly arrested him.
AnnapolisShooting96556jpg1133f
Police secure the scene of a shooting at the building housing The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
ShootingsNewspaper85415jpg526ef
Maryland police officers walk at the scene after multiple people were shot at a newspaper office building in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, June 28, 2018. A single shooter killed several people Thursday and wounded others at a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, and police said a suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
ShootingsNewspaper46309jpg995f0
Jose Luis Magana/AP
Police officers secure the area after multiple people were shot at an office building housing The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, June 28, 2018.
ShootingsNewspaper20374jpg6fafb
Maryland police officers patrol the area after multiple people were shot at at The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A prosecutor says the shooter who opened fire at a Maryland newspaper barricaded the exit door so employees couldn’t escape.

Wes Adams said Friday that there were two entrances to the Capital Gazette office. He says suspect Jarrod W. Ramos entered through the front door and “worked his way through the office.”

Adams also says one victim who attempted to escape through the back door was shot.

Judge Thomas Pryal ordered Ramos to remain detained during a court hearing Friday.

Pryal found a likelihood that the 38-year-old Ramos is a danger. Ramos was represented by public defender William Davis.

Ramos appeared in an Annapolis courtroom via video feed. He appeared to watch attentively during the hearing but never spoke. He was dressed in blue detention clothing.

He is charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the killings inside Maryland’s Capital Gazette office on Thursday.

Police Chief Timothy Altomare said at a news conference Friday that the Capital Gazette didn’t press charges over social media threats the shooting suspect had made against the newspaper in 2013.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.