Man accused of shooting KPD officer out of hospital, taken to jail

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The man accused of shooting a Knoxville police officer on Jan. 11 was released from the hospital and is now in the Knox County Jail. 

Ronnie Lucas Wilson is charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer after Knoxville Police Department officer Jay Williams tried to stop him near Target on Washington Pike. Police say Wilson fired at Williams, then stopped and fired several more shots at him.

Read more: Man accused of shooting KPD officer arrested in Blount County

Williams was hit in the shoulder and taken to UT Medical Center. He has since been released from the hospital. 

Wilson was found at an abandoned home on Calderwood Highway in Blount County early Saturday morning where he was arrested.

Wilson suffered several injuries, including trauma to his lungs from smoke, and was taken to UT Medical Center. 

Claiborne County’s criminal court says Wilson has had charges in the past involving aggravated assault, evading arrest, gun possession and drug charges. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation also says he was previously charged with second-degree attempted murder. 

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