published Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Catoosa County teen shot to death by homeowner during attempted robbery

A Catoosa County teen died Monday after a homeowner caught him and another boy attempting to rob his residence.

Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk said two teenage boys, 16 and 17, were attempting to break into a home about 4 p.m. in the 2500 block of Post Oak Road off Boynton Drive. The 69-year-old homeowner confronted the boys, who continued to run towards him, Sisk said in a news release. The man shot shot the 17-year-old in the neck. Sisk said he later died at a hospital.

The 16-year-old boy and 18-year-old Ansley Erin Chrnalogar, who was waiting on the two teens in a car, were arrested on burglary charges.

about Kevin Hardy...

Kevin rejoined the Times Free Press in August 2011 as the Southeast Tennessee K-12 education reporter. He worked as an intern in 2009, covering the communities of Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Collegedale and Lookout Mountain, Tenn. A native Kansan, Kevin graduated with bachelor's degrees in journalism and sociology from the University of Kansas. After graduating, he worked as an education reporter in Hutchinson, Kan., for a year before coming back to Chattanooga. Honors include a ...

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