The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Maryland newspaper is being held without bail Friday after appearing at a court hearing via video link from a detention center.
(SOUND BITE WES ADAMS, STATE'S ATTORNEY, ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND) 'We brought to the judge's attention evidence that suggested a coordinated attack, the barricading of a back door and the use of a tactical approach and hunting down and shooting the innocent victims in this case.'
Thirty-eight year old Jarrod Ramos is charged with five counts of murder after allegedly spraying the newsroom of The Capital Gazette in Annapolis with gunfire Thursday.
(SOUND BITE, Sarah Handel, Annapolis, Maryland) 'These journalists were part of our community.
They brought the stories of the people who live here.
My heart's broken for the families.'
He is not cooperating with police - who have recovered Ramos's car and searched his home.
Ramos had a longstanding grudge against the newspaper and unsuccessfully sued it for defamation in 2012 over an article that reported how he harassed a former high school classmate.
He legally purchased the 12-gauge pump action shotgun used in the attack about one year ago.
The Capital Gazette published its Friday edition with photographs of each of the victims. Its editorial page was left blank with a note saying its editors were 'speechless.'
Police said that rumors on social media that Ramos had mutilated his fingerprints so as not to be identified were untrue.
Ramos will face either a preliminary court hearing or grand jury indictment within the next 30 days.