Original release (June 1, 2016 9:32 a.m.):
Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with a Saturday morning shooting in Woodlawn.
Clayton Thomas Jr (28) of the 5300 block of Leith Road 21239 has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
Just before 5 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to the Knights Inn in the 6700 block of Security Boulevard 21207 for a shots fired call. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 32-year-old man nearby suffering from a single gunshot wound to the upper body. He was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released.
The investigation has indicated that the man was standing in the 6700 block of Security Boulevard in front of the Knights Inn with a friend when they were approached by Thomas. Thomas produced a handgun, said something they could not understand, and shot the man once.
Thomas was located in a room at the Knights Inn and taken into custody.
The investigation so far has indicated that Thomas and the victim did not know each other and the reason for the assault remains unknown.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.