The chief also said that no one else was involved in the attack.
Five days later, the Capital Gazette wrote a story titled, "Jarrod wants to be your friend".
"It's a testament to her and her awareness in that moment", he said. Ramos, who represented himself in the suit, lost both the initial case and an appeal in 2015. His lawyer also said Ramos had no previous criminal record. Before he was denied bail, he appeared to watch attentively but never spoke.
Ramos is charged with five counts of first-degree murder.
Trump, who has referred to the press as the "enemy of the people" multiple times in the past, said on Friday that journalists "should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job".
Jarrod Ramos is charged with murder after police say he opened fire Thursday at the Gazette offices in Annapolis.
Police said five people were killed.
Anne Arundel County police said he was taken into custody without gunfire.
Police said two others had minor injuries, and the newspaper later reported both were employees later released from a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
More than 800 people subscribed to Capital Gazette's digital edition on Friday.
"Tomorrow this Capital page will return to its steady goal of offering readers informed opinion about the world around them, that they might be better citizens", the editors added.
The opinion page in Friday's paper was left mostly blank with a brief message: "Today, we are speechless".
Cook's was the first of 10 bylines on Friday's front page, on the only story that mattered, about the shooting deaths of his Capital colleagues.
Phil Davis, the paper's crime reporter, hid under his desk while the shootings took place.
He said the reality of Thursday's attack hadn't truly set in yet. Officers responded in about 60 seconds and arrested him without firing a shot, police said. Carl Hiaasen said he was "devastated and heartsick" at losing his brother, "one of the most gentle and amusing people I've ever known".
"I have been tormented and traumatized and terrorized for so long that it has, I think, changed the fiber of my being", she told NBC. The online records do not list an attorney for the individual. It was at that time last Thursday when a gunman with a grudge against the paper attacked with a shotgun.
Hartley is no longer an employee of the newspaper. "Five shot dead at The Capital", it read, below pictures of the five people killed - four journalists and a sales assistant. Altomare said evidence found at the suspect's home showed he had planned the attack, and that the pump-action 12-gauge shotgun used by the shooter was legally purchased.
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