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Annapolis shooting: What it was like inside the Capital Gazette newsroom

July 16 2018, 04:38 | Irvin Gilbert

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"At this point in time, it would start to polarise people and I don't want to make people angry", Buckley, 55, who moved to the United States in 1992 and has become a successful restaurant owner in Annapolis, said. "Tomorrow this page will return to its steady goal of offering our readers informed opinions about the world around them, that they might be better citizens".

"Some in the crowd carried signs and banners that said "#AnnapolisStrong". The brother of best-selling author and journalist Carl Hiaasen, he was a feature writer at The Baltimore Sun for 15 years before moving to the Gazette in 2010 as an assistant editor.

The victims included Rob Hiaasen, 59, assistant managing editor; Wendi Winters a community news reporter; reporter John McNamara; Gerald Fischman, editorial page editor; and sales assistant Rebecca Smith. Ramos (38) appeared by video link from jail and did not speak during the proceedings.

The man suspected of killing five people at a newspaper office in eastern Maryland State has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder, according to court records filed Friday.

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A friendly exchange turned into "months of emails in which Ramos alternately asked for help, called her vulgar names and told her to kill herself".

Crime scene tape surrounds a building housing The Capital Gazette newspaper's offices, Friday, June 29, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. The newspaper said two other employees had non-life threatening injuries and were later released from a hospital. "I don't feel the department was negligent in any way".

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The shooting was a targeted attack on the newspaper, said William Krampf, acting chief of the Anne Arundel County police. The paper, like any publication, had amassed some disgruntled readers, he said, but "a lot of the times it was just people calling us 'The Crapital, ' getting upset at how we portrayed anything".

The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, also tweeted in support of the journalists and their families, condemning the attack "on innocent journalists doing their job".

Phil Davis, a reporter who was tweeting from under his desk in the newsroom during the attack, said he agreed with San Felice. In a later interview on the paper's online site, Davis likened the newspaper office to a "war zone".

"I'm a police reporter".

Anne Arundel County police said investigators believe Ramos mailed three letters in total, including one to Maryland's Court of Special Appeals and one to a Baltimore City judge.

He said the reality of Thursday's attack hadn't truly set in yet. In 2012, he sued a columnist and an editor for defamation after the newspaper ran an article detailing his 2011 criminal harassment conviction against a former high school classmate.

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