A man was shot by a man in a jewelry store Monday in Northeast Washington.
The shooter was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say the man, identified as Jared Jackson, is a licensed jewelry store employee.
The Washington City Paper reported Jackson was arrested and booked into the King County Jail on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon.
The paper said he was released from jail early Wednesday morning.
A store employee, identified only as Jessica, told The Washington Post that the shooter was in a store and was shooting at employees.
“The store manager was on the phone with a store manager, and I’m on the line with him, and we’re just trying to help out,” Jessica said.
“He just pulled a gun on a customer and he started shooting.
And I heard someone yell, ‘Get down!'”
A store manager who also witnessed the shooting told the paper that the employee had a .45-caliber Glock pistol.
She said the man was firing at customers and employees.
The store is owned by Jared Jackson.
According to a police report, the store manager said she heard the shots from a distance.
“I saw a man on the floor with his arm around the back of a store employee,” the store’s manager told the newspaper.
“And then I heard a second shot and I heard another gunshot and I saw a third shot, and then I went back to the front and I ran down the street, and my daughter was walking down the road with her shoes on.”
The store’s owner told police he thought the gunman had a gun.
The report said the gunman was armed with a handgun and wearing an “assault rifle” belt holster.
It also said he appeared to be armed with “military-style ammunition” and a “military style firearm.”
Jessica said she had called the police at about 9:30 a.m.
Monday to report that someone had entered the store and fired shots.
She told The Post that when the officer arrived, he said he had not seen the gunman before and did not believe the man had a weapon, but told her that it was still an active crime scene.
The police report said a woman who said she was a customer of the jewelry business told investigators that Jackson was an employee who was not licensed to carry a firearm.
The owner of the store told the Post that he has been dealing with the shooting for about six weeks and said the store has been a popular destination for customers.
He said the owner told them he is a retired Marine and was a father to a young daughter.
“It’s very scary, the fact that this is the first time I’ve had to deal with a situation like this,” the owner said.
He told the store owner that the suspect had a history of mental health issues.
“This person is very unstable and has a history,” the report said.
The victim was not injured in the shooting.