Capital Gazette shooting suspect Jarrod Ramos faces 5 murder charges
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in March. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Capital Gazette shooting suspect Jarrod Ramos has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder and could face life imprisonment without the possibility of parole as Maryland has outlawed the death penalty, the Capital Gazette reports.
The details: Ramos used pump-action shotgun, which he legally purchased about a year ago, according to the AP.
- Ramos has been denied bail.
- County Executive Steve Schuh told the local Fox station that Ramos had barricaded the back door of the building and deployed a smoke bomb before he began firing through the glass door at the front.
Go deeper: Five people were killed and two injured at the newspaper's headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday. It was the deadliest day for U.S. journalists since 9/11.