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Woman Stalked by Capital Gazette Shooter Speaks Out: I Was Afraid He Might Kill Me At Any Time

Like many suspected perpetrators of a tragic mass shooting, the shooter who attacked the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD Thursday was known to be deeply troubled – and to be harassing others.

A woman who chose to have her location and full name withheld for her safety spoke out to NBC News Monday about how Jarrod Ramos, the suspected gunman who killed five people Thursday, cyberstalked her for years.

“I would be afraid that he could show up anywhere at any time and kill me,” she said.

The woman, who went by “Lori,” was the victim in a criminal harassment conviction against Ramos in 2011. Ever since, Ramos held a grudge against the paper for reporting the story and brought a defamation suit against them, which he lost.

“I have been tormented and traumatized and terrorized for so long that it has I think changed the fiber of my being,” “Lori” said.

Ramos first reached out to her asking if she remembered him from high school, and she said she did not, but they continued messaging and Ramos would get very agitated if it took “Lori” a while to respond.

“He said ‘F you, go kill yourself,'” she explained. “‘You’re gonna need a protective order.'”

“He is very cold, he is very calculated, he is very intelligent,” she continued. “One thing that I do feel now is that he can no longer silence me.”

Watch above, via NBC News.

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