CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Cpl. Ronald Fletcher of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday that he has not been able to leave Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center because of minor blood clots.
Fletcher said it is believed that the blood clots were caused by bruising to the lungs, and he was expected to have blood tests Wednesday night or today to determine if the condition has improved.
Fletcher said it is possible that he might be released from the hospital today, depending on the test results.
"I'm ready to come home," the four-year veteran of the sheriff's department said.
A hospital spokeswoman said Fletcher was in fair condition Wednesday afternoon.
Fletcher has been at Washington Hospital Center since Feb. 19, when he was shot three times inside a house at 74 Orchard Drive in the Orchard Hills subdivision.
Fletcher was shot in the upper torso and his lungs were damaged in the shooting, officials said.