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A DeSoto man is being held in the Madison County Jail after authorities say he shot his father early Monday morning.

A 911 call was made just before 5:00 a.m. Monday by a female reporting a shooting in the 1900 block of 105th Street, two miles east of Earlham.

When authorities arrived they found 45-year-old Howard Clayton Jr. suffering from a gunshot wound He was in the doorway of an outbuilding on the property. He was taken by air ambulance to a Des Moines hospital. His condition is unknown.

Madison County Sheriff’s deputies arrested his son, 22-year-old Nicholas Clayton, in connection with the shooting at 6:17 a.m.

Nicholas Clayton has been charged with one count of willful injury and additional charges are pending.

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