Knoxville police identify victims, suspect in shooting at Cazzy’s Corner Grill

Published: Jan. 24, 2021 at 11:20 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 24, 2021 at 10:36 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -Two victims and a suspect have been identified in a shooting at Cazzy’s Corner Grill Restaurant that left one dead Sunday morning.

Knoxville police responded to reports of a shooting at Cazzy’s Corner Grill located at 2099 Thunderhead Road Sunday around 10:30 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers located two victims, both employees of Cazzy’s, who had been shot.

KPD said 26-year-old Alexis Clayton was pronounced deceased at the scene, while 50-year-old Rob Goebel was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Goebel later died at the hospital.

According to KPD, officers identified the suspect as 27-year-old Christopher Robert MacGuire, a former employee at Cazzy’s.

Officials said MacGuire entered the business and shot the two victims following an altercation. MacGuire then fled the scene in a tan Nissan Altima.

Around 11:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the parking lot of the Target located at 1900 Town Center Boulevard, where MacGuire was found inside a tan Nissan Altima deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigative efforts revealed that MacGuire was responsible for the shooting that took place at Cazzy’s.

Update: One person has died, another victim in critical condition in a shooting at Cazzy’s Corner Grill, Knoxville police say.

Posted by WVLT on Sunday, January 24, 2021

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