- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Knoxville police officer who officials say was shot in the chest last week by a Florida fugitive will return to work Wednesday.

WBIR-TV reports (https://on.wbir.com/1Bo8Hob ) Knoxville Police Department Chief David Rausch made the announcement to Knoxville City Council members on Tuesday.

Nine-year department veteran Jimmy Wilson was wearing a protective vest when authorities say he was shot the night of May 20 by 30-year-old Matthew Pryor.

Wilson was treated and released after the shooting.

Pryor is due in court June 2 on a charge of attempted first-degree murder.

Pryor has also been charged with carjacking after Metro Dade police in South Florida say he carjacked a woman and fled to Tennessee after shooting at an officer the morning of May 19.

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Information from: WBIR-TV, https://www.wbir.com/

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