White nationalist on the run after shooting Tennessee cop

A manhunt is on for Aryan Nations gang member Ronnie Lucas Wilson

A manhunt is on for Aryan Nations gang member Ronnie Lucas Wilson

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.

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch told news outlets the man opened fire on Officer David Williams with a shotgun Thursday night as Williams attempted to stop him for speeding.

Authorities were searching for 31-year-old Ronnie Lucas Wilson, who has an unrelated, outstanding warrant for violation of probation for aggravated assault and who should be considered armed and unsafe, Rausch said. "If he is going to take a shot at an officer, he's not going to hesitate to shoot at anyone else". 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 auto came to a stop. During his time as a KPD officer, Williams has been noted for his compassion and service as a community hero.

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

Wilson is listed in a database an Aryan Nations gang member. Facebook photos reveal 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.

Knoxville Police are searching for the suspect officials say shot an officer in front of a Target store in North Knoxville on Thursday night. He was convicted of aggravated burglary in 2011 and sentenced to three years in a state prison.

According to 911 dispatchers, Wilson's black mid 70s model Chevrolet Nova with a red stripe on the hood and Tennessee license plate with the numbers 7F38D5 was discovered at 8:47 a.m. Friday in Northeast Knoxville off Emory Road at Jim Wolfe Road.