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Suspect, victim names released in Clackamas shooting


News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Media and Interested Parties

Jerry Harryman, age 66

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-25074

At about 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, Clackamas County 911 received a call from a person inside the Clackamas Fred Meyer (located at SE 82nd Dr. and SE Hwy. 212 in Clackamas) that a shooting had occurred inside the store.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies arrived at 3:43 p.m. and quickly worked to secure the scene.

Store operations were stopped for the duration of the investigation.

Detectives arrived and began the process of interviewing the suspect, victim, other involved parties and witnesses -- as well as reviewing available surveillance video of the incident to determine the sequence of events.

The following is a reconstructed summary of the alleged events in the store:

  1. A verbal argument started in the grocery checkout line between Jerry T. Harryman, age 66, of Milwaukie, and William M. Young Sr., age 59, of Milwaukie.
  2. The argument quickly turned into a physical confrontation.
  3. Mr. Harryman is believed to have pulled a handgun -- for which he had a valid Concealed Handgun License in Clackamas County -- and shot Mr. Young in the leg.
  4. Mr. Young continued to fight with Mr. Harryman, and was joined by several citizens in subduing Mr. Harryman and taking the gun away from him.
  5. Fred Meyer Loss Prevention personnel also assisted by handcuffing Mr. Harryman and restraining him until deputies arrived.
  6. Mr. Young was transported by ambulance to OHSU with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg.
  7. Mr. Harryman was transported to Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital with minor injuries, including facial abrasions.

Upon his treatment and release at about 8 p.m., Mr. Harryman was arrested on the charge of Assault I and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail.

Mr. Harryman's CHL has been revoked pending his arrest for Assault I.

Mr. Harryman is scheduled for a video first appearance at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012) in Clackamas County Circuit Court.

No one else was injured in the incident.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Clackamas Fire District #1, the Oregon State Police, and agencies from the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team -- the Milwaukie Police Department, Canby Police Department, West Linn Police Department, Oregon City Police Department, Happy Valley Police, and Clackamas County District's Attorney's Office.

Fred Meyer personnel assisted and were fully cooperative throughout the incident.


Contact Info:
Adam Phillips, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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