Annapolis Mourns Employees Killed In The Capital Gazette Attack

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Suspected Capital Gazette shooter Jarrod W. Ramos

In a show of defiance, the Capital Gazette staff still put out the newspaper on Friday, despite the deaths of five of their colleagues.

The Rev. M. Dion Thompson focused on the sorrow the shootings have caused in the town during a Saturday evening sermon at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Annapolis.

"We are not the enemy", Capital reporter Pat Furgurson told people who attended a candlelight vigil, sister publication The Baltimore Sun reported.

Thursday's shooting hit a newspaper whose roots go back to the 18th century.

Addressing whether police should have pressed charges despite the newspaper's decision not to, PC Altomare explained the investigator made a call based on evidence he had at the time.

Staff at the Capital Gazette newspaper Annapolis, Md., wrote a letter on Sunday thanking those who offered support to them in the aftermath of the deadly shooting at the newsroom this week.


"For years Ramos stewed in his embitterment, over the newspaper's coverage of his unsuccessful defamation case and the newspaper's coverage of his stalking by Facebook of a woman with whom he had gone to high school".

Belichick graduated in 1970 from Annapolis High, where he played football and lacrosse.

Word that police used facial recognition emerged after some news outlets reported that Ramos might have damaged or altered his fingerprints - reports that police said were inaccurate. He was employed by an IT contractor for the U.S. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2007 to 2014, a department spokesman said. On Friday, Altomare said police ran the suspect's prints but "we had lag getting answers" from the computer system. "I even told my wife, 'We have to be concerned".

A gunman opened fire Thursday at the newspaper's office, killing five people.

The Capital Gazette is a daily newspaper and digital news site that is a part of Capital Gazette Communications. Who better to do it than people at the place most affected?

"Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and coworkers of the victims of today's tragedy at The Capital Gazette offices", a statement from the Mayor of Annapolis, Gavin Buckley. "What do you tell any child", he said. "He wrote a lot of warm pieces", Altomare said, emphasizing that "all of them were consummate professionals".


Quietly clutching candles or hoisting #AnnapolisStrong signs, more than 1,000 people streamed through Maryland's capital.

With its weekly sailboat races and picturesque downtown, residents were settling into summer's languid rhythms when the shooting shattered the usual tranquility.

"She said 'Uncle Steven, I'm scared.' What do you tell a 12-year-old kid?" Editorial page editor Gerald Fischman, reporter John McNamara and sales assistant Rebecca Smith were also killed.

The newspaper is located in a four-story office building in Annapolis, the capital of the US state of Maryland.

Accused gunman Jarrod Ramos marched through the newsroom with a shotgun after barricading the back door so his victims couldn't escape.


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