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Suspected newsroom shooter charged with 5 counts of first-degree murder

The man suspected of opening fire in the newsroom of Annapolis, Maryland's Capital Gazette newspaper on Thursday, killing five, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder, CNN reports.

The suspect, 38-year-old Jarrod Warren Ramos, reportedly had a personal vendetta against the paper and its staff, who had covered his guilty plea in a 2011 harassment case. Ramos had apparently repeatedly targeted the Capital Gazette on social media and filed a defamation suit against the paper.

The Capital Gazette published a Friday edition of its newspaper despite the attack, with the front-page article quoting Capital editor Rick Hutzell, who said: "We are heartbroken, devastated. Our colleagues and friends are gone."