Man accused of carrying out shooting at Maryland newspaper indicted

The man accused of carrying out last month's...

Posted: Jul 22, 2018 2:09 PM
Updated: Jul 22, 2018 2:09 PM

The man accused of carrying out last month's deadly shooting at a Maryland newspaper has been indicted on five counts of first-degree murder, according to the prosecutor.

On Friday, an Anne Arundel County grand jury indicted Jarrod Ramos on 23 counts in connection with the June 28 shooting, State's Attorney Wes Adams said in a statement.

In addition to the five murder charges, Ramos faces a count of attempted first-degree murder and 17 other assault and weapons charges.

Ramos, 38, is accused of walking into the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis and opening fire, killing five employees -- Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters -- and leaving two others wounded.

The attack took place a few years after Ramos had unsuccessfully sued the newspaper for defamation. An article in the paper had chronicled Ramos' harassment of a former classmate on social media.

Ramos pleaded guilty to a harassment charge, according to court documents.

CNN's attempts to reach Ramos' attorney for comment were unsuccessful.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
13° wxIcon
Hi: 18° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 2°
Albert Lea
Clear
12° wxIcon
Hi: 17° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 3°
Austin
Clear
14° wxIcon
Hi: 17° Lo: 13°
Feels Like: 14°
Charles City
Clear
12° wxIcon
Hi: 16° Lo: 11°
Feels Like: 1°
Rochester
Clear
11° wxIcon
Hi: 15° Lo: 10°
Feels Like: -2°
Record cold possible for Tuesday morning
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Flooding in Albert Lea

Image

School improvements made

Image

Getting funding for minnesota public schools

Image

More farmers across the country are needing propane

Image

Propane delivery problems are hurting farmers

Image

lime scooters

Image

St. Ansgar preps for state semis

Image

JM Students give back to Veterans

Image

Habitat for Humanity - North Iowa Family getting a home

Image

Propane Shortages affect businesses

Community Events