Knoxville 19-year-old arrested for attempted robbery, shooting at victim, report says

A Knoxville teen was taken into custody after reportedly attempting to rob two people, firing a shot in the direction of one.
Neal Chigano
Neal Chigano(KPD)
Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 9:11 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A 19-year-old, identified as Neal Chigano, is in custody after attempting to rob two victims, hitting one in the jaw with the butt of a rifle and shooting in their direction, a report from the Knoxville Police Department said.

The attempted robbery reportedly happened Sunday, Nov. 14 on the 2000 block of Edgeview Way. While in their car at a home on the road, Chigano approached the car with a rifle and attempted to rob the two, the report said. Things escalated, and Chigano hit one victim across the jaw with the rifle and fired a shot in their direction, according to the report.

Chigano was later identified by law enforcement and taken into custody.

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