Man guilty in 2011 shooting near Social Security Administration

A Baltimore County man was convicted Wednesday in the nonfatal shooting of an employee outside the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn in 2011.

Gary Stokes, 23, was found guilty by a Baltimore County jury in the shooting that caused the Social Security complex on Security Boulevard to go on lockdown for more than an hour.

Police said Stokes robbed Obie Blackmon of his cellphone and then shot him in the arm as he was taking an afternoon walk in woods near the campus.

Stokes faces up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of first-degree assault, robbery with a dangerous weapon and the use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence.

His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 7.

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