The Victims Of The Capital Gazette Shooting

Authorities identified Maryland shooting suspect using facial recognition software

Authorities identified Maryland shooting suspect using facial recognition software

"The fellow was there to kill as many people as he could", Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare said after Jarrod W. Ramos, 38, was charged with five counts of murder in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in USA history.

The service for Wendi Winters, a reporter and editor who was killed at 65, will be held July 7. That's where he first met John McNamara.

Gerald Fishchman, the editorial page editor of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, was a "quirky" and supersmart writer who penned a popular Christmas column despite being Jewish.

After graduation, they went their separate ways, and Smith remembers reading that Hiaasen was in radio in South Florida, then later he was working for a newspaper. Hiassen was an assistant editor and columnist.

But the detective said in his report that he "did not believe that Mr. Ramos was a threat to employees" at the paper, noting that Ramos hadn't tried to enter the building and hadn't sent "direct, threatening correspondence".

Police have said nothing about a possible motive for the attack, in which at least three other people were wounded, but authorities are treating it as a local incident, with no links to terrorism, a law enforcement source told Reuters.

The fear journalists feel today is no different from the one high school students felt after Parkland or clubgoers felt after the Pulse or people at music festivals felt after Las Vegas. The threats were general in nature but indicated violence, Krampf said.

Krampf declined to identify the suspect but said he was a Maryland resident and search warrants were being sought for his home. Staffers scrambled to find cover from the bullets, some diving behind desks, witnesses said. Hough, who wasn't at the office during the shooting, says he expects to publish a full section. A reporter for the daily, Phil Davis, tweeted that a 'gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees."There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload, ' Davis said". She described herself as a "proud Navy mom" who made a "mean s'more".

A USA official said Ramos was identified using facial recognition technology after he damaged his fingerprints in what police believe was an attempt to prevent rapid identification.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is on the scene assisting local authorities, the official said. The chief said police were not aware of Ramos' recent online activity until after the rampage, saying: "Should we have been?"

The arraignment came as authorities released additional details about Thursday's shooting and offered more information on how the suspect was identified.

On TV reports, people could be seen leaving the building with their hands up, as police officers urged them to depart through a parking lot and officers converged on the building.

Four journalists and a sales assistant were killed Thursday in a shooting at a Maryland newspaper.

"Every shooting like this is horrific but one that occurs in a place of journalism is particularly disturbing and brings back the flood of memories of that tragic day for me", said Andy Parker, whose daughter Alison was one of the Roanoke victims.

"I'm a police reporter". However, approximately an hour before the shooting, a single tweet was posted: "F-- you, leave me alone", is all it said.

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