PORTLAND – The man who shot a fellow shopper in the checkout line of a Clackamas Fred Meyer store was sentenced to nearly six years in jail Wednesday.
Jerry T. Harryman, 66, of Milwaukie shot Bill Young in the knee during the altercation in August of 2012. Young, 59, survived the shooting.
Harryman was found guilty earlier this month for assault and unlawful use of a weapon. He was sentenced Wednesday to spend the next 70 months in jail.
Background: Shopper shot inside Fred Meyer store
Young's wife told KGW that Harryman was peering over her shoulder as she typed in the password for her credit card. Then, her husband asked the man to step back, which set off a fiery argument.
Dorothy Young said that Harryman pulled out a gun and her husband, a Vietnam vet, tried to wrestle it away. Young was shot in the leg during the struggle.
Other customers and store security officers jumped in to help and were able to disarm Harryman and hold him until police arrived, according to Sgt. Adam Phillips of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
Both men were taken to local hospitals. Harryman was treated and taken to jail. Young was treated for the gunshot wound and then sent home to recover.
Harryman had a license to carry a concealed weapon in Clackamas County. It was revoked after his arrest.