A 107-year-old man was shot and killed this weekend during a shootout with police in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
The Pine Bluff Police Department released a statement today explaining the events that led to the 107-year-old man’s death.
According to the police department, officers were called to a residence in Pine Bluff to investigate reports of aggravated assault. The police found two victims at the scene who said that they were attacked by Monroe Isadore.
Police removed the two victims from the house and then went looking for Isadore. The 107-year-old man was found in a bedroom with the doors closed. When police approached the door Isadore shot at them. The officers backed down, tried to negotiate with Isadore, and then called in a SWAT team for backup.
The SWAT team tried to use gas to get the man to give himself up to police but Isadore refused to leave the room. Isadore continued to fire his gun at the officers who were then forced to change plans.
The officers threw a “distraction device” into the bedroom and then entered the room. A brief shootout followed which resulted in Isadore’s death.
Here is the statement from the Pine Bluff Police Department: “S.W.A.T. inserted gas into the room, after it was evident negotiations were unsuccessful, in hopes Isadore would surrender peacefully. When the gas was inserted into the room, Isadore fired rounds at the S.W.A.T. officers that had inserted the gas from outside a bedroom window. Shortly afterwards, a S.W.A.T. entry team, inside the residence, breached the door to the bedroom and threw a distraction device into the bedroom. Isadore then began to fire on the entry team and the entry team engaged Isadore, killing him.”
Here is a video report about the shooting in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.