ANNAPOLIS, Md. (United States) June 29 2018 : A man who had a long-running feud with an Annapolis newspaper blasted his way through its newsroom with a shotgun yesterday, killing at least five people in one of the deadliest attacks recorded on a U.S. media outlet, authorities said.
The suspect, described as a white man in his 30s who lives in Maryland, fired through a glass door, looked for victims and then sprayed the newsroom of the Capital Gazette newspaper group in Annapolis with gunfire, police and a witness said.
In 2012, Ramos brought a defamation lawsuit against Eric Hartley, formerly a staff writer and columnist with The Capital, and Thomas Marquardt, then editor and publisher of The Capital, according to a court filing.
In 2015, Maryland’s second-highest court upheld a ruling in favor of the Capital Gazette and a former reporter who were accused by Ramos of defamation, the Baltimore Sun reported. – Reuters