Police capture man who shot Tennessee officer

Courtesy Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/WKYT) - A man accused of shooting a Knoxville Police officer Thursday night was captured in Blount County Saturday morning.

The Blount County Sheriff's Office said Ronnie Lucas Wilson, accused of attempted first degree murder of a police officer, was found in an abandoned home at the 5500 block of Calderwood Highway in south Blount County.

Wilson was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted list Friday morning.

Officer Jay Williams was in the middle of a traffic stop when police say Wilson fired his weapon from inside his car.

Williams was transported to UT Medical Center to treat a gunshot wound to the shoulder, where he was later released Friday morning.

According to 911 dispatchers, Wilson's black mid 70s model Chevrolet Nova with a red stripe on the hood was found abandoned Friday morning in Knoxville.

According to Knoxville Police, Wilson is a known member of the Aryan Nation gang.





 
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