State police want Floyd County man in connection with shooting

Toby Akers
Toby Akers

Kentucky State Police were looking for a Floyd County man Sunday who allegedly shot a man during an altercation and fled the scene.

Police said a warrant was obtained on Toby Akers, 41, of Martin for first-degree assault and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. They did not release the name of the victim, but said he was transported to Pikeville Medical Center with potential life-threatening injuries.

Police said the shooting occurred Saturday morning at Branhams Creek in the Grethel community of Floyd County.

Police asked anyone with information regarding the location of Akers to call the Kentucky State Police Post at Pikeville at (606) 433-7711. Callers can remain anonymous.

Jack Brammer: (502) 227-1198, @BGPolitics