06/26/2012

Tenn. sheriff: Man killed when he pointed gun

Deputies arrived a home Saturday and were met with an angry man holding a shotgun

By Matt Lakin
Knoxville News-Sentinel

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — When deputies arrived at a West Knox County home Saturday, an angry man with a shotgun met them at the door, authorities say.

Peter George Biljak, 61, died Saturday night after he greeted two officers by waving a 12-gauge pump shotgun at the doorway of his home, 8512 Nubbin Ridge Road, Knox County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman M artha Dooley said Monday.

Deputies Michael Bartleson and Orlando Dixson had gone to the house just before 6 p.m. on a disturbance call. A woman, Mary Beth Norris, had called E-911 to report Biljak sent her a text message threatening to burn her belongings, Dooley said.

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