McNamara was an avid basketball player with a self-deprecating sense of humour and bellowing laugh who had married his college sweetheart, Broughton said. "He had it braced against his chest and he was moving through the lobby of the Capital Gazette office, pointing the shotgun deeper into the office".
Although the news community is mourning, a stronger bond is being formed.
And then it named all five of them, starting with Fischman, the award-winning Opinion page editor.
Among those killed was veteran columnist, editor and journalism teacher Rob Hiaasen, 59. Ramos carefully planned the attack, using "a tactical approach in hunting down and shooting the innocent people", prosecutor Wes Adams said.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he is "praying for the victims, those who were injured, and their families, friends, and loved ones in this time of tragedy".
The Capital and the Maryland Gazette are both published by the Baltimore Sun Media Group, a unit of Tronc.
Saying he was too wracked with grief to speak further, Hiaasen referred an AP reporter to something he had just posted to his Facebook page, describing Rob as one of the most "gentle and amusing people I've ever known".
Christine Feldmann of Annapolis, who knew some of the shooting victims, stands before flowers, USA flags and messages at a makeshift memorial.
Her boss, Capital Gazette advertising director Marty Padden, described her as a thoughtful person who made sure the sales office ran smoothly.
A Maryland newspaper attacked by a gunman has kept its promise to put out the next day's paper, despite the shooting deaths of five people in its newsroom.
The front page headline: "5 shot dead at The Capital".
Jarrod Warren Ramos has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder, according to court records.
Court records show that a year later, in July 2012, Ramos filed a complaint against Hartley and the newspaper, alleging he was defamed by the story.
McCarthy said it was a 2012 report by the Capital Gazette about Ramos' conviction that would fuel the suspect's hatred for the newspaper.
Ramos filed another lawsuit in 2014 against three defendants. The targeted attack on the small newspaper was one of the deadliest assaults on a U.S. media outlet. That set off months of emails in which he alternatively asked for help and was nasty to her, she said.
"During that time he continued to rant on his Facebook page to a point that we were feeling threatened physically from what he was saying". "I even told my wife, "We have to be concerned". Though early reports indicated that Ramos had mutilated his fingers to thwart attempts to identify him, a local law enforcement official later told ABC News that an issue with the fingerprint machine ultimately made it hard to identify the suspect, and there was no mutilation.
A social media account in Ramos' name addressed the legal proceeding and included a new post shortly before the shooting Thursday after being dormant for more than two years.