'We're Putting Out a Damn Paper,' Says Newspaper After Shooting

Attack was deadliest on US journalists since 9/11
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2018 6:41 AM CDT

(Newser) – After a gunman killed five people in its newsroom Thursday, Maryland's Capital Gazette made a promise: "Yes, we're putting out a damn paper tomorrow," the Annapolis newspaper tweeted defiantly. Despite the loss of three editors and a staff writer—and the fact that their newsroom is now a crime scene—surviving staffers pulled together to prepare the Friday edition, the AP reports. "I don't know that there was ever any thought to not putting something together," says high school sports editor John Hough, who prepared the sports section at his home. Two other journalists worked in a mall parking garage. By Thursday evening, the paper's website had coverage of the mass shooting, along with profiles of the five murdered staffers. In other developments:

  • Suspect charged. Court records show that suspect Jarrod Warren Ramos, who is believed to have had a longstanding grudge against the newspaper, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder and will have a bail hearing Friday morning, CNN reports. Law enforcement sources say Ramos altered his fingerprints, possibly to avoid being identified, but facial recognition technology revealed his identity.

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