Trump orders United States flags at half-staff for Maryland shooting victims

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Mr Buckley, elected Annapolis mayor past year, submitted the flag request to the White House over the weekend and said he was disappointed it was not initially approved.

Ramos, 38, is suspected of killing five and injuring several others in a shooting at the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 28.

Donald Trump refused to lower American flags in honor of the five people who were shot and killed at the Capital Gazette newspaper last week. He said the day after the shooting that journalists shouldn't fear being violently attacked while doing their job.

After recent mass shootings at high schools in Texas and Florida, President Trump ordered American flags across the country lowered to half-staff to honor the victims. Add Maryland Newspaper Shooting as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Maryland Newspaper Shooting news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Altomare said evidence found at Ramos' home, in Laurel, Maryland, showed that he planned the attack and that the pump-action 12 gauge shotgun used was legally purchased about a year ago.

Anne Arundel County police said he was taken into custody without gunfire.

Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters were killed inside the Capital Gazette's newsroom in Annapolis on Thursday. Buckley said Monday. "This was an attack on the press".

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The alleged gunman in the Capital Gazette shooting Thursday mailed threatening letters before his rampage at the Annapolis newspaper, reports CBS Baltimore media partner The Baltimore Sun.

One of the letters opened Monday included a passage with a self-styled certification saying, "I further certify I then did proceed to the office of respondent Capital-Gazette Communications. with the objective of killing every person present", according to The Baltimore Sun. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities overseas, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

"Obviously the press has treated me very badly, but in the meantime I'm president".

He says he wants people to remember what happened.

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

The White House has not yet offered a comment regarding Trump's refusal to lower the flags in memory if the slain newspaper reporters, the Capital Gazette reported.

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