A community is reeling a day after an alleged gunman targeted the local Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland and gunned down five unsuspecting employees. The detective wrote the paper didn't want to press charges for fear of "putting a stick in a beehive".
That was one of several details to emerge in a news conference on Thursday's shooting.
He confirmed Ramos, who has declined to cooperate with investigators and stood silent as he appeared in court via videolink on Friday, was identified using facial recognition technology.
"Today, we are speechless", the page said.
"Our court reporter had written about a case he had in which he was a defendant in a stalking case and he was, Jarrod was, quite upset with the story and he really created a webpage that allowed him to vent and express his frustration and his anger towards me, the reporter and the newspaper", Marquardt said. "I don't know why, but flight won".
Ramos has not cooperated with authorities, police said. In an interview on Friday, he said, "Yesterday was not a fun day".
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who grew up in Annapolis and returns whenever possible, offered his condolences to the victims of Thursday's shootings at the Capital Gazette. In Maryland, shotgun sales are not regulated by state law and only require filling out a federal form and passing the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System. To then walk over the bodies of those people who were shot for something they had nothing to do with, it is probably something I'll never be able to walk away from.
Police have carried out searches of Ramos' apartment and auto.
Quietly clutching candles or hoisting #AnnapolisStrong signs, more than 1,000 people streamed through Maryland's capital. He has on multiple occasions branded the media as "the enemy of the people".
Ramos had filed a defamation lawsuit against the paper in 2012 after it ran an article about him pleading guilty to harassing a woman.
Jarrod Ramos, the suspect, was ordered held without bail.
The city of Annapolis announced a vigil for the victims Friday night at a public square near the State House.
Maryland governor Larry Hogan said on Twitter he was "absolutely devastated" and was in contact with authorities. Wes Adams made the statements during a court hearing Friday morning. He added, "journalism is a noble profession upon which our democracy depends, and we will fight to defend it". In a quiet town where the incoming class of the U.S. Naval Academy just arrived this week and residents take pride in a rich colonial legacy, the shooting at The Capital that claimed five lives opens a new chapter in its long history. Through their grief, they worked alongside reporters from the Baltimore Sun, which owns the newspaper.
"I've heard that President Trump sent his prayers".
"There was a fear that doing so would exasperate an already flammable situation", he said. "My government will not rest until we have done everything in our power to reduce violent crime and to protect innocent life".