ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ/AP) — A U.S. official says the suspect in the shooting at a Maryland newspaper was identified using facial recognition technology.
The official said the man, Jarrod W. Ramos, was identified with the technology after he had damaged his fingerprints in what investigators believe was an attempt to prevent them from quickly identifying him.READ MORE: Trevor Noah To Host 'The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards' On CBS
The official was briefed on the investigation but was not authorized to discuss it publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Police say five people died in Thursday’s shooting at the building housing The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.READ MORE: 'Video Music Box' Founder, Hip Hop Influencer Ralph McDaniels Shares His Journey In New Showtime Documentary: 'This Music Is Really Powerful'
The victims have all been identified as Capital Gazette employees: editorial page editor Gerald Fischman, assistant editor Rob Hiaasen, editor/reporter John McNamara, sales assistant Rebecca Smith and community correspondent Wendi Winters.
Police said the suspect was found with fake grenades and was carrying smoke bombs or flashbangs in his backpack. Police said he used a “long-gun” shotgun in the shooting.Ronnie Stanley Discusses His Recovery From Ankle Surgery, Supporting His Ravens Teammates And More
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