Maryland Shooter Issued Chilling Message to Company Before Killings: 'Sworn Blood Enemies'


The suspect responsible for killing five and injuring several others in an Annapolis, Maryland newsroom has been identified as Jarrod Warren Ramos.

Ramos, the shooter allegedly responsible for entering the Capital-Gazette newsroom with a shotgun, shooting through a glass door at the newspaper’s headquarters and opening fire on employees.

Five people were confirmed killed and several more were wounded in the shooting.

Not only was Ramos armed with what police have been calling a “long gun,” he also reportedly had fake grenades, smoke bombs and flash-bang devices in his backpack, which were found on him after he was arrested, CBS News reported.

Ramos reportedly had filed a defamation claim in 2012 against the paper but the case ended up getting dismissed, according to PIX 11.

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“This person was prepared today to come in, this person was prepared to shoot people. His intent was to cause harm,” said Anne Arundel County Acting Police Chief William Krampf.

Although not confirmed, a Twitter page with Ramos’ name had several tweets targeting the newspaper and its employees, calling the paper his “sworn blood enemies” in one tweet.

The victims were reportedly taken to Johns Hopkins medical center in Baltimore to receive treatment.

Ramos was arrested in the building by police and was found hiding under a desk, according to authorities.

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