The Capital Gazette shooter has been identified as Jarrod Warren Ramos. He is apparently a stalker who had a longstanding beef with the newspaper — according to his Twitter feed, he’s been stalking and abusing the paper and its reporters for six years! — and took it to court. Here’s his Twitter feed, which he named after Eric Hartley, the former CapGaz journalist he sued for defamation, and lost. Look at this before they take it down:
He hadn’t posted since 2016. Till then, it was mostly psychotic, profane rage about the newspaper, lawyers, judges, and other supposed enemies of his. Here are chilling ones in light of today’s event:
“Ignore the problem and it will go away” isn’t my style. Bob’s maybe. Here’s to continued aggravation, and attorney fees as may be entitled.
— Jarrod W. Ramos (@EricHartleyFrnd) April 22, 2015
— Jarrod W. Ramos (@EricHartleyFrnd) March 7, 2015
— Jarrod W. Ramos (@EricHartleyFrnd) February 8, 2015
— Jarrod W. Ramos (@EricHartleyFrnd) January 11, 2015
Look at this: a court document in which Ramos was ordered to delete his Twitter account, quit harassing lawyers, judges, and others, and to get a mental health evaluation:
I signed this order to help Lori Sondervan with her feelings of guilt. We are dangerous and need mental evaluations! pic.twitter.com/nXa96zVhye
— Judge James Lombardi (@judgelingJJL) November 3, 2014
Mass shootings cannot happen anywhere, @ChiefKevinDavis. For example: 2000 Capital Drive. No one left there to shoot. http://t.co/jCbhe1uTPa
— Jarrod W. Ramos (@EricHartleyFrnd) September 14, 2014
That address is his old high school, it seems. He had been in trouble with the law for stalking an old high school classmate.
Then, today, he posted this just before his rampage:
Fuck you, leave me alone @judgemoylanfrnd.
— Jarrod W. Ramos (@EricHartleyFrnd) June 28, 2018
There is nothing ideological about this monster. He is a psychotic stalker — and now, it appears, a mass murderer.