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Arkansas SWAT officers kill man, 107, in standoff

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSAn "Oxygen In Use" sign is displayed on a house Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, the scene of the Saturday shooting death of an elderly man in Pine Bluff, Ark. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
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    An "Oxygen In Use" sign is displayed on a house Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, the scene of the Saturday shooting death of an elderly man in Pine Bluff, Ark. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
  • ASSOCIATED PRESSIn an image made from video provided by KATV, police surround a home in Pine Bluff, Ark., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 during a standoff that left an elderly man dead. Lt. David Price told KATV that when officers arrived at the home they learned that an aggravated assault had occurred against two people. Arkansas SWAT officers shot and killed the suspect, Monroe Isadore, who authorities say is 107-year-old old, when he pointed a weapon at them. (AP Photo/courtesy of KATV)
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    In an image made from video provided by KATV, police surround a home in Pine Bluff, Ark., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 during a standoff that left an elderly man dead. Lt. David Price told KATV that when officers arrived at the home they learned that an aggravated assault had occurred against two people. Arkansas SWAT officers shot and killed the suspect, Monroe Isadore, who authorities say is 107-year-old old, when he pointed a weapon at them. (AP Photo/courtesy of KATV)

PINE BLUFF, Ark. >>  A 107-year-old man was killed after SWAT officers shot back at him during a standoff at a home, police in the southeastern Arkansas city of Pine Bluff said today.

Police were called to the home Saturday afternoon about a disturbance and say officers arrived to find Monroe Isadore had threatened two people by pointing a weapon at them.

Officers had the pair leave the home for their own safety and approached a bedroom looking for Isadore. When the officers announced who they were, Isadore shot through the door at them but missed hitting them, said Pine Bluff Lt. David Price in a news release.

The officers retreated to a safer area, and supervisors and additional help were called, Price said. Supervisors started negotiating with Isadore and continued after SWAT officers arrived at the home about 45 miles southeast of Little Rock.

The SWAT team inserted a camera into the room and confirmed Isadore was armed with a handgun, Price said.

When it was clear the negotiations weren’t working, SWAT officers released gas into the room from outside a bedroom window, Price said.

SWAT officers entered the home, made their way to the bedroom and threw a “distraction device” into the room, Price said.

He said Isadore began to fire at the officers and they fired back, killing him.

Price did not immediately return phone calls Sunday for further comment. He said in the release that the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Pine Bluff has about 49,000 residents.

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