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Capital Gazette shooting suspect charged with first-degree murder


(CNN) -- A suspect who had once filed a defamation suit against the Capital Gazette newspaper, is accused of opening fire into the newsroom and killing five people Thursday.

Jarrod Warren Ramos, the suspect in what police called a "targeted attack" on the Annapolis, Maryland, newspaper, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder, according to court records.

Ramos, 38, is scheduled to have a bail hearing at 10:30 a.m. ET on Friday in Annapolis.

On Thursday, the gunman entered the building where the Capital Gazette is housed, armed with a shotgun and smoke grenades and opened fire, police said. The suspect was found hiding under a desk in the building, Anne Arundel County Executive Steven Schuh had told CNN. He was taken into police custody and was being interviewed Thursday night by criminal investigators, said Anne Arundel County deputy police chief Bill Krampf.

The five who were killed are: Gerald Fischman, 61, editorial page editor; Rob Hiaasen, 59, an assistant editor; John McNamara, 56, a staff writer; Rebecca Smith, 34, a sales assistant and Wendi Winters, 65, who worked in special publications.

Three others were taken to hospitals after the attack.

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