Last night around 6:30pm Amarillo police responded to a report of a man with a gun.

The report said the man was in the area of 2400 South Georgia.  After learning further information on the man they found him getting into a vehicle parked at Herring National Bank.  41-year-old David Lynn Perry was taken into custody.

As the investigation continued police received a call from United Market Street claiming Perry had just attempted to shoplift several hundred dollars of merchandise and left the store without paying.

Employees pursued but fell back when Perry allegedly lifted his shirt to reveal a gun.  Officers recovered a semi-automatic pistol in the backseat of the truck where the suspect was seen getting in at Herring Bank.

Perry was booked into Potter County on theft and possession of a firearm charges.