Preliminary hearing rescheduled for man accused of shooting officer

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The preliminary hearing for a man accused of shooting a Knoxville police officer was rescheduled. 

Ronnie Wilson was arrested in Blount County after investigators say he shot KPD Officer Jay Williams near Target on Washington Pike. 

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

The police officer was hit in the shoulder and was taken to UT Medical Center. He has recovered. 

Wilson faces charges for attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. His preliminary hearing is set for March 13 pending a mental evaluation. 

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