Police searching for man who shot father in Chico

May 1, 2014 5:47 PM

The Chico Police Department has identified the suspect in this morning’s Nord Ave. shooting as 27-year Harry Akerson. Akerson is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Akerson allegedly shot his father, 50-year-old Henry Tapp in the neck before fleeing northbound on Nord Ave.

Police say Akerson is about 5 feet, 7 inches, around 150 pounds, he has a shaved head and blue eyes. He is believed to be driving a grey or tan Jeep Liberty, CA license 5SXD214, with a possible cracked windshield.

The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. on the 1100 block of Nord Avenue. The victim has been identified as 50-year-old Harry Tapp, of Chico. Tapp was transported to Enloe medical center and is currently in serious condition.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Harry Akerson should call law enforcement immediately.


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