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Police: Man accused in son’s shooting charged with murder

October 8, 2018

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man accused of shooting and killing his adult son has been arrested on a charge of murder.

Akron police say 75-year-old Leon Portis Sr. was arrested at his home Sunday after officers arrived to find Portis’ son dead in the driveway.

The son’s name wasn’t immediately released.

Police say the father told them he and his son had been fighting before the shooting, which occurred around 2 p.m. Sunday.

Portis was in jail Monday and scheduled for a hearing in Akron Municipal Court on Tuesday. Court records don’t show any attorney for him.

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