Dad asks Knoxville police shooting suspect to surrender


A confirmed member of the Aryan Nations white supremacist gang was put on Tennessee's Top 10 Most Wanted list on Friday after authorities identified him as the suspect who opened fire and wounded a veteran Knoxville police officer during a traffic stop Thursday evening.

Investigators recovered the suspect's vehicle early Friday.

Cops said early Friday that Officer Williams has been released from the hospital.

It is not clear if the gunman was the only person in the vehicle during the attempted traffic stop.

Police said Ronnie Lucas Wilson is armed and unsafe.

The TBI is offering up to a $2,500 for information that leads to Ronnie L. Wilson's capture for attempted first degree murder of a police officer.

As both cars were still moving, Wilson fired one round from a shotgun, Rausch said.

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On Friday afternoon, KPD said investigators needed help finding an endangered female in the company of Wilson.

Police in Tennessee say a man listed in a database as an Aryan Nations gang member shot an officer and is on the run. It is not believed that Williams, who suffered a shoulder wound, fired his weapon.

The Knoxville Police Department said that Ronnie Wilson is associated with the Aryan Nation gang.

Facebook photos also reveals that Wilson, who is "very familiar" to local authorities, has a large swastika tattoo on his body as well as a Celtic cross with the words 'White Pride Worldwide, ' according to The Knoxville News Sentinel.

According to court filings, Wilson was convicted of aggravated burglary in 2011 and was sentenced to serve three years in a state prison.

"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.

"Thank God that the officer that was shot is doing okay, thank God for that and his family".