The perpetrator of the Capital Gazette newsroom massacre was just identified

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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