Suspect on run after shooting Knoxville police officer at shopping center

Suspect on run after shooting Knoxville police officer at shopping center

Police in Tennessee are looking for a member of the white supremacist gang Aryan Nations who allegedly opened fire on a Knoxville police officer Thursday Night, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports.

Officer Williams was transported to UT Medical Center to treat a gunshot wound to the shoulder, where he was later released Friday morning. Wilson allegedly fired at Officer Williams from his black mid 70s model Chevrolet Nova while it was still in motion then fired several more shots after the vehicle came to a stop.

On Friday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation added Wilson to its Top 10 Most Wanted List, and is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to his capture.

Police are seeking an attempted murder warrant against Wilson in the shooting of Williams, Rausch said. He's thankful officer Williams is okay.

'Do not attempt to intervene.

Knoxville police said Lucas used a shot gun and fired multiple times. "Call law enforcement and let us know where he is".

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Authorities recovered what is believed to be Wilson's vehicle early Friday. His Facebook pictures show he has a tattoo of a swastika and another which bears the words "White Pride Worldwide".

Law enforcement agencies across the state are still searching for Wilson. The alert is created to spread information quickly to other law enforcement agencies in the 29 states that use the system to speed up the capture of violent criminals who seriously hurt or kill local, state or federal law enforcement officers.

Aryan Nations is the largest white supremacist prison gang in Tennessee with over 700 members, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

"The gang borrowed its title from the older neo-Nazi group of the same name, though the two are separate groups with few connections", the website reads.

Wilson was convicted of aggravated burglary.

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Wilson said he is thankful that the deputy is okay, and he wants his son to turn himself in so no one else gets hurt.

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