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Police searching for man who shot Tennessee officer

Police searching for man who shot Tennessee officer

Wilson is wanted by the Knoxville Police and the TBI to face a charge of attempted first degree murder of a police officer. He is a confirmed member of the Aryan Nations and has a history of violence. He's thankful officer Williams is okay.

Wilson is listed in a database an Aryan Nations gang member. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added Wilson to the state's Top 10 Most Wanted list.

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

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch told the news station that Wilson is expected to be armed, possibly with two weapons.

"If you see this vehicle, if you know this individual, do not try to intervene", Rausch said.

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Police recovered Wilson's auto and are now searching for Wilson himself, whom they describe as "armed and extremely risky". "Let law enforcement handle this".

The father of the man on the run Friday after being accused of shooting a Knoxville police officer is asking him to turn himself in. He was convicted of aggravated burglary in 2011 and sentenced to three years in a state prison.

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.

Aryan Nations, described by the Anti-Defamation League as the "largest white supremacist prison gang in Tennessee", had more than 230 members as of a May 2016 report by Knoxville-based NBC-affiliate WBIR-TV.

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.