Capital Gazette shooting

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Capital Survivors: There Was a Hero at the Shooting

Wendi Winters charged the gunman, armed only with a recycling bin and garbage can

(Newser) - When the glass door shattered and shots rang out, most of the 11 people in the Capital Gazette's newsroom very understandably hit the decks. Wendi Winters did not, crying out "No!" and charging the gunman—and likely buying enough time to save their lives, survivors of the... More »

Trump Lowers US Flags for Newsroom Shooting

President makes the decision after mayor says original request was denied

(Newser) - President Trump seems to have overruled an underling and ordered American flags flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom in Maryland. Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said on Monday that the White House rejected his original request, made through the state's congressional... More »

Cops: Capital Gazette Suspect Described Plan in Letter

Cops: Jarrod Ramos wanted to kill 'every person present'

(Newser) - Before murdering five people in a Maryland newsroom, Jarrod Ramos signed and mailed a document describing his goal of "killing every person present," police say. "You were too cowardly to confront those lies, and this is your receipt. I told you so," reads the June 28... More »

Trump Won't Lower Flags to Honor Capital Gazette Victims

Annapolis mayor says he's 'disappointed'

(Newser) - Mayor Gavin Buckley says he put in a request over the weekend for President Trump to lower American flags in Annapolis to honor the five people killed in the Capital Gazette mass shooting —and he's "obviously" disappointed that it was turned down. The AP reports Maryland Rep.... More »

Mass Shooting: Harassment Victim Recalls Scary Threats

Woman recalls abuse from Jarrod Ramos years ago that was covered by newspaper

(Newser) - Last week's fatal shooting in a Maryland newsroom has been blamed on the suspect's long-simmering anger with the Capital Gazette over its coverage of a harassment complaint against him years ago. Now the woman who lodged that complaint has given an interview to NBC News , saying that she... More »

Tweet About MAGA Hat Costs Reporter His Job

Conor Berry suggested 'Capital Gazette' shooter dropped a MAGA hat in newsroom

(Newser) - While many people were left seeing red over yet another mass shooting following the massacre in the Capital Gazette newsroom , one journalist reported on a different kind of red favored by supporters of President Trump—and now he's resigned because of it. Fox News reports that after the Annapolis... More »

Newspaper Shooting Suspect's Ire Started With Classmate

Police say they found Jarrod Ramos hiding under a desk

(Newser) - Police on Friday revealed several new grim details about the deadly shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday, among them that the gunman barricaded the building's rear doors. Officials speculate that was either to prevent would-be victims a path out or to prevent police from getting... More »

Newspaper's Blank Page Speaks Volumes

Police say 'Capital Gazette' shooter tried to kill as many people as possible

(Newser) - One of the chilling details to emerge Friday about the mass shooting that killed five people in a Maryland newspaper office: Police say suspect Jarrod Ramos barricaded the exit doors of the Capital Gazette building in Annapolis to prevent escape, reports the Baltimore Sun . "The fellow was there to... More »

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

Attack was deadliest on US journalists since 9/11

(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... More »

Carl Hiaasen's Brother Among 5 Killed in Newsroom Shooting

Suspect had longstanding grudge against newspaper

(Newser) - The five people killed in a horrific mass shooting in a Maryland newsroom Thursday have been identified, including Rob Hiaasen, brother of Florida novelist and columnist Carl Hiaasen. Rob "was the most remarkable person. So gifted and talented and dedicated to journalism," Carl Hiaasen tells the AP. The... More »

5 Killed When Gunman Opens Fire on Maryland Newsroom

Suspect is in custody

(Newser) - A single shooter killed five people Thursday and wounded others at a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, and police said a suspect was in custody. A reporter at the Capital Gazette tweeted that a single gunman fired into the newsroom and shot multiple employees. Phil Davis, who covers courts and crime... More »

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