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UPDATED: 18-year-old Dumfries man identified as suspect in Potomac Mills shooting

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Prince William County police have identified an 18-year-old Dumfries man as a suspect in a Nov. 18 shooting at the Potomac Mills Mall that left one man with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. 

The shooting occurred amid a fight between two patrons at Fashion Mechanics, a clothing store near Five Below. Multiple shots rang out near the front of the store at about 3:09 p.m. on that Thursday afternoon, alarming shoppers throughout the mall and forcing a brief lockdown. 

Following their investigation into the incident, Prince William County police detectives have obtained arrest warrants for Jamarion Dawan Jackson, 18, but attempts to locate him have so far been unsuccessful, according to Officer Renee Carr, a Prince William County Police Department spokeswoman.   

Jackson’s last known address was in the 18200 block of Kilmer Lane in Triangle. He is described as a black male who is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has short black hair and brown eyes, Carr said in a news release. 

Jackson is wanted for arrest on charges of aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, discharging a firearm in an occupied building, possession of a concealed weapon and destruction of property, the release said. 

Both the suspect and the shooting victim, who has not been identified by police, fled the store after the shooting occurred. The victim was identified after he arrived at a nearby hospital for treatment of his gunshot wounds, the release said. 

There were multiple employees inside the store at the time of the shooting but there were no other injuries. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police at 703-792-6500. 

Nov. 18: Fight between 2 shoppers at Potomac Mills mall erupts in gunfire, leaving 1 injured

Prince William County police are looking for a suspect and any witnesses to a shooting at the Potomac Mills mall Thursday afternoon that left one man with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers responded to the Potomac Mills mall at 3:09 p.m Thursday, Nov. 18, after a shooting was reported at the Fashion Mechanics store, located in near Five Below in the Potomac Mills mall.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the shooting occurred after a fight broke out between two patrons at the Fashion Mechanics store, according to Master Police Officer Renee Carr, police spokeswoman.

During the fight, one patron retrieved a firearm and fired multiple rounds, striking the other man. Both men fled the store and the injured individual drove to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, Carr said in a news release.

The shooter fled the area before police arrived.  No additional injuries were reported, the release said.

"The incident was contained within the store, and there is no active threat to the community," the release said.

The suspect has not been identified nor located at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police at 703-792-6500, the release said.

This is a developing news story. Stay with the Prince William Times for updates. 

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