Chico man facing attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting father

May 5, 2014 4:35 PM

The Chico man accused of shooting his father Thursday morning will be facing charges of attempted murder, according to Chico Police Department.

27-year-old Harry Akerson was arrested Friday evening in Oroville. Officers received a tip Akerson was in an apartment at 83 Mono Ave. Officers set up a perimeter around the apartment complex and took Akerson into custody after a deputy saw him trying to escape from a back window.

Police say Akerson shot his father Harry Tapp Thursday morning at a home on the 1100 block of Nord Avenue in Chico. Police say he took off in a silver jeep, the jeep was located Friday afternoon at the Joshua Tree Apartments in North Chico.

Tapp underwent surgery at Enloe Medical Center and has since been released from the hospital.

Akerson was in Butte County Superior Court today to answer on a felony warrant in a December 21st incident, where he stole a vehicle and was running from police.


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