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.