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Woman ‘stalked’ by newsroom madman says she had warned police: He’s ‘your next mass shooter’

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In a now too familiar scenario,  a woman claimed she had warned police that the Capital Gazette shooting suspect would be “your next mass shooter.”

The woman, whose name was not released, claimed that Jarrod W. Ramos had stalked her years before and she had warned a former police official that “he will be your next mass shooter,” WBAL-TV reported.

The 38-year-old gunman allegedly stormed into the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday, killing five staff members.

“He’s a f—— nut job,” the woman had described the suspect.

She told Jayne Miller, an investigative reporter at WBAL, that Ramos  had become “fixated” on her for no apparent  reason. The situation caused her to move three times and to change her name. Out of fear, the woman said, she was sleeping with a gun.

Unfortunately, it is becoming more common to hear of the post-shooting reports of “warnings” by people afraid of a suspect’s behavior or demeanor which seemed to go unheeded by law enforcement or others who may have acted to prevent the tragedies. This was recently seen in Florida where multiple incidents with Parkland mass-shooter Nikolas Cruz were not followed up on by police and FBI before he opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people.

“This individual had some type of vendetta against The Capital newspaper and they were specifically targeted,” Anne Arundel County police Lt. Ryan Frashure said, according to WBAL.

Ramos was charged with five counts of first-degree murder.

Twitter users were angered to find there were warning signs – again – before the tragedy that may have prevented the deaths.

Frieda Powers


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