Deadly shooting at Maryland newspaper, suspect identified

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UPDATED: 7:51 p.m.

The suspect in the Capital Gazette newsroom shooting has been identified as Jarrod Ramos, a 38-year-old male from Laurel, Maryland.

Ramos reportedly attempted to sue the media outlet in 2012 for defamation.

4:44 p.m.

Reports say at least five people are dead while several others are injured from the shooting. Law enforcement officials say the suspect used a shotgun.

One source says the suspect is a white male in his 20’s and didn’t have identification on hom. The suspect is also refusing to identify himself and damaged his fingertips in an effort to avoid identification.

2:56 p.m.

The latest reports say four people were killed in the shooting. One suspect is in custody.

2:44 p.m.

Multiple people have been shot at The Capital newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

Multiple deaths are being reported by news outlets in the area.

The Baltimore Sun, which owns the Annapolis newspaper, says a reporter told them of the shooting Thursday afternoon.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it is responding to reports of the shooting.

Marc Limansky is a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department. He says officers are searching the building in Annapolis where the shooting was reported.

He says the situation is “active and ongoing.” Limansky says he has no details about potential victims and he could not confirm the exact location of the building.

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