The perpetrator of today’s horrifying mass shooting at the Capital Gazette has finally been identified, thanks to facial recognition software. When he was apprehended, the killer, a 38-year-old white male, had no I.D. on him and had reportedly damaged his fingers to prevent his prints from being used to identify him – but technology proved capable of solving the puzzle.
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BREAKING / NBC News: A 39 year old white male has been positively identified through the use of facial recognition software as the shooter at a newspaper in Annapolis, authorities say.
A court authorized search of the suspect's home is underway. Reported with @jonathan4ny
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) June 28, 2018
The shooter has been identified as Jarrod Ramos who had a history of beef with the Capital Gazette and attempted to sue them in the past – and failed.
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) June 29, 2018
BREAKING: Suspect in Maryland newspaper shooting identified as 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos, who unsuccessfully sued the Capital Gazette for defamation in 2012 – NBC
— BNO News (@BNONews) June 29, 2018
In what will sadly come as a surprise to nobody at this point, Ramos has a history of abuse against women, like so many other mass shooters before him.
NEW: The Capital Gazette shooter, Jarrod Ramos, was the subject of a Capital article in which he's described threatening and harassing a woman on Facebook.
According to the article, he had pleaded guilty in 2011 to a misdemeanor harassment charge. pic.twitter.com/NFSuuiycRx
— dell cameron (@dellcam) June 29, 2018
A Twitter account that appears to be Jarrod W. Ramos has been identified, with a haunting bio that boasted of “making corpses of corrupt careers and corporate entities.”
It contains only one political reference – a defense of Donald Trump – and the rest of the 857 bizarre tweets are almost uniformly curse-filled complaints about Capital Gazette and the Anne Arundel County courts.
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) June 29, 2018
— Jarrod W. Ramos (@EricHartleyFrnd) September 16, 2015
— Jarrod W. Ramos (@EricHartleyFrnd) January 8, 2015
But don't bother suing the shit out Al-Qaeda, @Charlie_Hebdo_. They're even better at evading service of process than Eric Thomas Hartley.
— Jarrod W. Ramos (@EricHartleyFrnd) January 11, 2015
Congratulations to Chief Judge Krauser for once again very nearly making the dilatory Slob appear diligent. pic.twitter.com/wBCiTyuyYB
— Jarrod W. Ramos (@EricHartleyFrnd) April 21, 2015
All signs appear that this is the handiwork of a mentally unstable individual whose grievances with the Capital Gazette festered into a murderous obsession, which he finally acted upon.
This is a breaking news story that will be updated as more information emerges.