Capital Gazette Suspect Allegedly Described Plan in Letter

Capital Gazette Suspect Allegedly Described Plan in Letter

Capital Gazette Suspect Allegedly Described Plan in Letter

The White House has reversed an earlier decision and ordered flags nationwide lowered in honor of the five people killed last week at The Capital Gazette.

Trump has ordered flags to be lowered following other mass shootings, and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered Maryland state flags to be flown at half-staff from Friday through Monday.

The Latest on the shootings targeting Maryland's Capital Gazette newspaper (all times local): Noon A prosecutor says the shooter who opened fire at a Maryland newspaper barricaded the exit door so employees couldn't escape.

Four journalists and a sales associate for the Capital Gazette were killed, and two people suffered what police called minor injuries.

Tom Marquardt, the onetime publisher of the Capital Gazette, told The Associated Press at slain journalist Rob Hiaasen's memorial Monday that Ramos sent one letter to a company lawyer on the day of the attack saying he was on his way to the newspaper "to kill as many people" as he could.

I hereby order that the flags shall be lowered on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, and remain at half-staff until sunset.

Hundreds of people gathered on Friday evening to remember the five people gunned down at a community newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland, one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in United States history.

The newspaper and the writer of that report were subjected to years of threats and harassment until the shootings took place Thursday.

"The words of appreciation for our work and its importance to Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is a balm to our wounds", the editorial continued.

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Susan O'Brien, a spokeswoman for Mayor Gavin Buckley, said the newspaper on Monday accepted an invitation from the city.

"You would never expect that folks who are just doing their job, who are people you know, would have their lives just ended like that", he said.

"Our Nation shares the sorrow of those affected by the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland", Mr Trump wrote.

Police identified the dead as John McNamara, 56; Robert Hiaasen, 59; Wendi Winters, 65; Rebecca Smith, 34; and Gerald Fischman, 61.

Five Capital Gazette employees were gunned down in their newsroom on June 28.

Presidents usually lower federal flags following the death of former presidents and service members, or other national tragedies. It also ordered the flag at half-staff for the same length of time at US embassies, military facilities and other facilities overseas.

"Every day, we talk to people who don't want to make charges", Altomare said.

Capital Gazette's owner Tronc did not respond to a request for comment.

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