NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - An auto parts store employee shot a man through a window claiming he feared for his life.

The shooting happened March 13 at the O'Reilly Auto Parts near the intersection of Monroe Street and Rosa L. Parks Blvd.

The Metro Nashville Police Department said 26-year-old Antonio Parham was walking to the front door with a shotgun.

Officials added an employee, identified as Tony Wray, saw Parham, pulled out his gun, and shot him through the window.

Wray told police he was afraid for his safety and others in the store.

Earlier in the day, investigators said another man who was with Parham had an argument with Wray. That man has been identified as 29-year-old Artie Thomas. 

Police are still searching for Thomas. He faces an aggravated assault charge for "acting in concert with Parham," according to a news release from Metro Police.

After being treated for serious injuries, Parham was released from Vanderbilt March 19 and charged with aggravated assault and unlawful gun possession by a convicted felon.

As for Wray, police said he will not face any charges at this time.

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