The shooter who targeted the Annapolis newspaper Capital Gazette, Jarrod Ramos, was indicted by the Arundel County prosecutor’s office for 23 criminal charges on Friday.

Ramos was charged with five counts of first degree murder, as well as a host of other charges including attempted murder, assault, and weapons offenses, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The attack happened on June 28 and left five dead and countless others wounded, reports The Hill.

“The indictment by the Anne Arundel County prosecutor’s office is an important step in the recovery process. We understand this is just the beginning and will continue to work with investigators,” said spokeswoman for the Baltimore Sun Media Group Renee Mutchnik in a statement, according to The Hill. – READ MORE


A veteran newswoman is credited with saving the lives of her co-workers during a mass killing at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, in June.

In doing so, Wendi Winters lost her own life. Winters, 65, was a local news reporter and community columnist at the Gazette.

In a July 7 report by the paper, co-workers related how Winters stood up to their attacker and ultimately helped save their lives.

Janel Cooley, a survivor of the shooting that killed Winters and four others, recalled that she watched from under her desk as Winters rose out of her chair to confront the gunman:

Winters charged forward holding a trash can and recycling bin, said Cooley, a sales consultant. Winters shouted something like, “No! You stop that!” or “You get out of here!” like she was warding off an unwanted dog.

“She may have distracted him enough that he forgot about me because I definitely stood up and was looking at the door,” Cooley said. “I’m sure he wasn’t expecting…anyone to charge him.”READ MORE

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