The man shot at the Lutherville
Harold J. Blandon, Jr., 35, was shot by an unknown assailant at the platform after completing his day job and was returning to the re-entry facility, said DPSCS spokesman Mark A. Vernarelli in an email.
Blandon suffered non-life-threatening injuries and has returned to a Correctional Services medical facility, Vernarelli said. He was discharged Sunday from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokeswoman confirmed.
He had been found guilty in June 2001 in Baltimore Circuit Court of attempted first degree murder and received a 30-year sentence with six years suspended, according to online court records.
Blandon is an inmate at the Patuxent Institution in
Patuxent accepts only court-referred inmates, and has nine inmates on work release. "Each is carefully selected based upon compliance, institutional record and behavior, time already served, and potential release date," Vernarelli said. "He had been compliant throughout his tenure on work release."
The department's Internal Investigative Unit detectives are working with Baltimore County Police on the investigation.
Police want to speak to anyone who was on or near the platform when the shooting occurred. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact county police at 410-307-2020.