The Capital Gazette Shooting

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A man with a longstanding grudge against a local newspaper in Maryland allegedly opened fire on June 28 inside its newsroom, killing five people as they ran for the lives, authorities said. 

Jarrod Ramos opened fire with a shotgun after making threats against the paper on social media, according to Anne Arundel County Police Chief William Krampf. He also wounded two other employees. 

Ramos, 38, was arrested after officers found him hiding underneath a desk, Krampf told reporters. He had barricaded the paper's back door to stop workers from getting out, authorities said. 

His hatred of the newspaper reportedly stemmed from an article that ran in 2011 detailing Ramos' harassment of a high school classmate, published days after he pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge. 

Ramos' murder trial is expected to begin in January.

 

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