Perry Police Chief shot in line of duty Tuesday morning

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Perry Police Chief Eric Vaughn was transported to a Des Moines hospital by MercyOne air ambulance Tuesday morning after being shot in the line of duty.

Perry Police Chief Eric Vaughn sustained a gunshot wound in a law enforcement action Tuesday morning that concluded near W. Eighth Street and the bike trail in Perry.

Vaughn was transported to a Des Moines hospital by MercyOne air ambulance. His condition is unknown at this hour.

A suspect in the shooting was detained by law enforcement about 7 a.m. after officers deployed “multiple Tasers,” according to public safety radio traffic.

The circumstances leading to the shooting are unknown at this hour. Law enforcement authorities have not released a statement about the events.

Iowa State Patrol Troopers and Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs were seen investigating an open field near W. Eighth and Paul streets about 7:30 a.m.

Two Dallas County EMS ambulances responded to the scene of the gunfire.

ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.

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