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Arkansas SWAT officers kill man, 107, in standoff

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 01:47 p.m. HST, Sep 08, 2013


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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fshnpoi wrote:
top swat team in the country..be pround arkansas!
on September 8,2013 | 11:59AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Monroe is my hero. Had a shootout with the SWAT team at 107.
on September 8,2013 | 01:19PM
Rickyboy wrote:
Hope he wasn't of color.
on September 8,2013 | 01:27PM
joshislost wrote:
YUP or gay because thats a no no. sensitive society
on September 8,2013 | 03:10PM
puamamane wrote:
It's OK if he's white though, just ask Sharpton, Jackson, or the Pres
on September 9,2013 | 04:42AM
mayihavesumor wrote:
ol Monroe was done talkin
on September 8,2013 | 02:39PM
808warriorfan wrote:
THAT IS PATHETIC. A SUPPOSEDLY HIGHLY TRAINED SWAT TEAM CANNOT SUBDUE A 107 YR OLD W/ HAVING TO KILL HIM. I GUESS THEY NEVER HEARD OF TEAR GAS...SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE MENTALITY; SHOOT FIRST ASK QUESTIONS LATER
on September 8,2013 | 04:48PM
KonaWarrior wrote:
I wonder what the "distraction device" used was? A picture of Betty White in a two piece?
on September 8,2013 | 06:25PM
Bothrops wrote:
If John Wayne were alive he'd be 106. It would have ended differently.
on September 8,2013 | 07:45PM
Bothrops wrote:
moy macho!
on September 8,2013 | 07:47PM
Slow wrote:
Yikes! Before Obamacare this never would have happened.
on September 8,2013 | 08:11PM
honopic wrote:
"Sent for approval." I see the thought police are working late tonight.
on September 8,2013 | 08:26PM
CaraKF wrote:
They couldn't have just waited until Pops took his afternoon nap!
on September 9,2013 | 01:39AM
lokela wrote:
WOW. 107 years old. Clearly nothing to lose here.
on September 9,2013 | 05:53AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Yesterday he wa 102!
on September 9,2013 | 06:16AM
PokeStop wrote:
Geez, did they have to kill the "old guy". Next time just take his Geritol away!
on September 9,2013 | 07:36AM
COlohe1 wrote:
Just sending a message...don't mess with Arkansas SWAT no matter how young or old you are. If this guy were 107 months old and had a toy handgun, they would have done the same thing!!!
on September 9,2013 | 07:40AM
Waokanaka wrote:
Arkansas SWAT team - chiisai ochinchin syndrome - idiots !!!
on September 9,2013 | 10:28AM
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