Tuesday, 09 October 2018 07:09

Akron Man Killed, Father Charged Featured

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Akron Police busy over this past weekend, responding to shots fired outside a home in the 900 block of East Archwood Avenue, a felonious assault early Saturday morning  at the Parklane Manor apartments on Wren Walk that left one man shot with serious injuries, two breaking and enterings, and murder.

Around 2 p.m. Sunday, Police were called to a home in the 1000 block of Silvercrest Avenue on a report of a shooting and found a man dead in the driveway.

The victim's name hasn't been released pending the results of an autopsy, but police confirm that it was his father, Leon Portis Senior, 75, who was taken into custody, was charged with murder.

According to the APD report, Portis told detectives that he and his son got into a fight and that he shot him.

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