Houston County Sheriff's Lt. Dave Carrick told the Telegraph of Macon Monday that authorities were responding to a house fire in Elko and the home's occupant, 51-year-old William Kezar, threatened to shoot responding officers if they didn't leave.
Carrick says responding authorities were unable to retrieve Kezar's body after the confrontation because the home was engulfed in flames. Carrick says a preliminary autopsy suggests Kezar died of smoke inhalation.
Elko is about 40 miles south of Macon.
Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com
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