>> A man angry at a Maryland newspaper shot and killed at least five people and injured several on Thursday, in one of the deadliest attacks recorded on a US media outlet. Police have identified the suspect as 38 year old Jerrod Ramos, shown here in a prior booking photo.
Authorities say he shot through a glass door then unleashed gunfire on the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis. The newspapers crime reporter, Phil Davis, tweeted that several people around him had been killed, saying there is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.
The suspect was later apprehended by police.>> He entered the building with a shotgun and he looked for his victims as he walked through the lower level. He does live in the state of Maryland. We are in the process of securing that residence and preparing for search warrants.
>> Police have not released a motive for the shooting. However, Ramos had a long running feud with the newspaper after he found and lost court a battle against the Gazette. In 2012, he brought a defamation lawsuit against former gazette writer Eric Hartley as well as the paper's publisher, but three years later, a Maryland court ruled in favor of the newspaper.
During that time, a Twitter user calling himself Jarrod Ramos posted tweets critical of the paper, Hartley, and local judges. The account went silent from January 2016 until Thursday just before the shooting. Meanwhile, police in different parts of the country are beefing up security at other news organizations, including the New York Times, as a precaution.