police say Jared Ramos blasting his way into The Newsroom of the Capital Gazette Thursday afternoon arm with a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun after first barricading the back door exit Anthony messenger in his first month is it intern hit under desk terrified when that door wouldn’t open I don’t know how he locked it but at that point I felt like a fish in a barrel I was like he’s here to do harm does as plants calculated and at that point I thought we were going to die police closed in and found Ramos hiding under a desk but 4 hours after arresting him they had no idea who he was he said almost nothing so they use the state’s facial recognition system to identifying leading to a search of his apartment where castigator say they found signs that he planned the attack well in advance I’ll say this the fella was there to kill as many people as he could kill stranger to the newspaper police and court records say he’d been raging about it for 7 years ever since the store accurately described his 2011 conviction for stalking harassing a woman he knew in high-school calling her folder names online and trying to get her fired when she stopped responding to him the newspaper story said she lived in fear for her safety months today the woman says she told the police back then quote he will be your next Mass shooter or lawyer says Ramos was the most evil person he’s ever seen in a courtroom he was obsessive about people that he considered to have wronged him we didn’t just not like we didn’t argue with you wanted to destroy whoever he figured had wrong him the newspaper for defamation but lost when the courts ruled that the stories were accurate he also GHIN posting threats against the Capital Gazette the paper complaint to police who concluded there wasn’t enough evidence to arrest him but a forward publisher says the paper step considered him dangerous he had a photo taken of him make sure our front desk was aware that he could come in at a moment and that my staff was aware of what he look like in Corte De Ramos was charged with five counts of first-degree murder and ordered held without bail police A Ramos bought the shotgun he used in the attack a year ago convicted of the crime of stalking at that point but it was a misdemeanor and under both Maryland and federal law it did not disqualify him from buying a gun NBC news thanks for checking out our YouTube channel subscribe ring on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusive thanks for watchingThe suspect had a long-standing grudge against the Capital Gazette ever since a story accurately described his 2011 conviction for harassing a woman.
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