Five newspaper staff killed by man who sued them for covering his online threats and harassment

A man who stalked a woman through Facebook, then spent years harassing the journalists who covered his case, shot and killed several employees of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday. The suspect opened fire on the Capital Gazette offices in the afternoon, and he was apprehended by police after injuring multiple staff members and killing five: special publications editor Wendi Winters, sales assistant Rebecca Smith, assistant news editor Robert Hiaasen, editorial page editor Gerald Fischman, and staff writer John McNamara.

Police have identified the suspect as Jarrod Ramos, a former US Bureau of Labor Statistics employee who pled guilty in 2011 to criminally harassing a high-school classmate. According to an article…

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Author: Adi Robertson

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