Knoxville shooting sends one person to hospital

Knoxville shooting sends one person to hospital

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Police are investigating a shooting Monday night in downtown Knoxville. Police are investigating a shooting Monday night in downtown Knoxville.
Bryan King (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Bryan King (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
Rhythm Proffitt (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Rhythm Proffitt (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Police are investigating a shooting Monday night in downtown Knoxville. 

Investigators believe an armed robbery attempt led up to the shooting around 8:20 p.m. in the parking lot of Arbor Place Apartments. The apartments are on Hall of Fame Drive near the Knoxville Civic Coliseum.

The victim, Tyler Dean Clifton, 22, of Maynardville, was visiting a friend at the complex when two men confronted him.

Officers say a detective heard gunshots in the area that lasted for about a minute.

When they arrived they found Clifton injured. He was taken to the UT Medical Center with non-life threatening. He was released from the hospital on Tuesday.

Two suspects, Bryan King, 24, of Washington Pike, and Rhythm Proffitt, 19, of Hill View Road were taken into custody. 

King was charged with attempted first degree murder and especially aggravated kidnapping and is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Proffitt was charged with attempted first degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, possession of a firearm with intent to go armed, and use of a firearm during a dangerous felony. He is being held on a $510,000 bond.

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