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Update: 2 Knoxville men charged in Arbor Place Apt. shooting

10:32 AM, Dec 4, 2012   |    comments
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Two Knoxville men are facing attempted first degree murder and especially aggravated kidnapping charges following a shooting at Arbor Place Apartments.

The shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. Monday night at the apartment complex on Hall of Fame Drive.

A spokesman with the Knoxville Police Department says Tyler Dean, 22, Clifton of Maynardville was visiting a friend at the complex when he was confronted by two suspects.  

When officers arrived to answer a shots fired call, police say Bryan King, 24, and Rythm Proffitt, 19, were seen leaving the scene.

Dean was taken to UT Medical Center with a gunshot wound.

Officers then found the two suspects taking them to the jail for questioning.

King, who lives in Knoxville, is being held on $500,000 bond.  

Proffitt, who also lives in Knoxville, is being charged with possession of a firearm with intent to go armed and use of a firearm during a dangerous felony in addition to the previous two charges.  He is being held on a $510,000 bond.

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A man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound Monday night, and two suspects were captured near an apartment complex in East Knoxville.

At 8:21 pm, officers went to Arbor Place Apartments on Hall of Fame Drive after hearing several gunshots.

When they arrived, the officers found a male victim who had been shot.

They saw two men fleeing the area but were able to catch up to them and take them into custody, according to Sgt. K. Brian Bush with KPD. 

The victim was transported to UT Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

Evidence was recovered in several areas around the apartment complex.

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