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Local police chief refuses to say Capital Gazette shooting suspect's name: 'He doesn't deserve us to talk about him one more second'

Timothy Altomare wants everyone's attention on the Capital Gazette shooting's victims, not on the suspect.

The police chief of Anne Arundel County, home to the Capital Gazette newsroom, described how agents used facial recognition to identify shooting suspect Jarrod Ramos in a press conference Friday. But Altomare wouldn't say Ramos' name, and urged anyone listening not to either.

Before Ramos was identified, former Capital Gazette publisher Tom Marquardt said he worried Ramos was the shooter. Ramos had sued the paper and even threatened Marquardt, leading the former publisher to contact the police, he told ABC News. Police apparently said there wasn't a strong enough case to act further.