KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)- The Knox County Sheriff's Office says a wanted man who pointed his rifle at the SWAT team was shot and killed.
It happened Saturday afternoon shortly before 1:30 p.m..
Jack Allen Stevens, Jr. was wanted for aggravated assault stemming from an incident on Thursday. That’s when deputies say the 45 year-old suspect, armed with a rifle, went to the home of a retired law enforcement officer and confronted him about a closed case.
Deputies say a warrant was taken out by the Major Crimes Unit. Stevens was under surveillance as a fugitive at his home at 8105 Ball Camp Pike by a task force of Warrants, Narcotics, Special Investigations, and Major Crimes.
From that time on, officers talked to him and his relatives numerous times over the phone but Stevens refused to meet with officers or come out of his house, firing multiple rounds inside and outside his house. Stevens fired at the SWAT Team when it was deployed to his house Saturday afternoon. They launched a chemical agent inside his house but he continued to refuse to comply. When SWAT Team members entered the house, he again refused to comply and pointed his rifle at them. A SWAT officer responded to the threat by shooting him. As with standard procedure, that officer is on administrative leave as the investigation continues.
Stevens was the only one in the house at the time of the shooting. His body was taken to the Knox County Medical Examiner’s Office.