TN Police: Aryan Nations Gang Member On The Run After Shooting Officer

SCOTTSBORO, AL - SEPTEMBER 18: An Aryan Nations member puts the final touches on a the podium that will be used for speakers at the Aryan Nations sponsored White Heritage Days Festival September 18, 2004, which was held on private land near Scottsboro, Alabama. The event was originally scheduled as a pro-white family-friendly gathering, yet also served as an East Coast memorial to Pastor Richard G. Butler, the Aryan Nations founder who died about two weeks earlier at his home in Coure D'Alene, Idaho. The family-friendly event was attended by over 100 people, including members of Aryan Nations, White Revolution, the Ku Klux Klan and several independent, but racially conscious people. (Photo by David S. Holloway/Getty Images)
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a man listed in a database as an Aryan Nations gang member shot an officer and is on the run.

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch tells news outlets the man opened fire on Officer David Williams with a shotgun Thursday night as Williams attempted to stop him for speeding. Williams suffered a wound to his shoulder. The suspect is identified as 31-year-old Ronnie Lucas Williams.

Rausch said the officer is not believed to have fired his weapon.

Authorities recovered Wilson’s vehicle early Friday. Wilson is being sought on an attempted murder warrant. He was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s top 10 most wanted fugitives list shortly before 10 a.m.

Knoxville Police tweeted shortly before 8 a.m. Friday that Williams has been released from the hospital.

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