Law enforcement officials identified the suspected gunman who shot up the Capital Gazette newspaper building in Annapolis, Maryland, as a 39-year-old male that allegedly had a personal “vendetta” against the newspaper and had made repeated threats towards the newspaper on social media.
The suspect reportedly damaged his fingers so he could not be identified, which reportedly led investigators to use facial recognition to identify him.
NBC News’ Tom Winter reported on Twitter that the shooter had a history with the newspaper, having sued them in 2012 for defamation.
The Capital Gazette reported in 2015 that the suspect’s lawsuit against the newspaper had been thrown out by a judge because “the article was based on public records and [the suspect] presented no evidence it was inaccurate.”
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