The shooter who targeted the Annapolis newspaper Capital Gazette, Jarrod Ramos, was indicted by the Arundel County prosecutor’s office for 23 criminal charges on Friday.
Ramos was charged with five counts of first degree murder, as well as a host of other charges including attempted murder, assault, and weapons offenses, according to The Baltimore Sun.
The attack happened on June 28 and left five dead and countless others wounded, reports The Hill. (RELATED: Five Killed In Maryland Newsroom, Multiple Injuries Reported)
“The indictment by the Anne Arundel County prosecutor’s office is an important step in the recovery process. We understand this is just the beginning and will continue to work with investigators,” said spokeswoman for the Baltimore Sun Media Group Renee Mutchnik in a statement, according to The Hill.
There has not been any additional evidence brought forward or any new details regarding the case against Ramos, The Baltimore Sun reports.
However, there has been speculation on when his animosity against the paper began. The Capital Gazette published a piece on his guilty plea after Ramos was arrested for harassment against a former high school peer. Ramos tried to sue the paper’s publisher, but failed. He then continued to threaten staff members on social media platforms such as Twitter, The Baltimore Sun reported.
He is being held without bail at the Jennifer Road Detention Center. The next court date is scheduled for July 30, reports The Baltimore Sun.
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