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Capital Gazette shooter indicted on 23 counts

Posted: 1:40 PM, Jul 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-20 17:40:17Z
Capital Gazette shooter indicted on 23 counts

The man who murdered five staff members of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis has been charged with 23 counts related to the J une 28 shootings , the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office said.

Jarrod Ramos , 38, of Laurel, was charged with five counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Wendi Winters , Robert Hiaasen , Gerald Fischman , John McNamara , and Rebecca Ann Smith, all staff members at the Gazette.

Ramos also faces the charge of attempted first-degree murder of Paul W. Gillespie, a photographer at the paper who escaped .

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Six additional counts of first-degree assault of staffers Paul W. Gillespie, Selene San-Felice, Phillip Davis, Janel Cooley, Anthony Messenger, and Rachael Pacella  were also added.

The shooter will also face 11 counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence against Winters, Hiaasen, Fischman, McNamara, Smith, Gillespie, San-Felice, Davis, Cooley, Messenger, and Pacella.