A 107-year-old man was killed by police in a shootout in Arkansas, according to a Sept. 8 CBS News report. The 107-year-old man was Monroe Isadore. He pointed his gun at police during the "Aggravated Assault" they responded to.
Police responded to a call, and when they arrived, the 107-year-old man not only pointed his gun at them, but he also barricaded himself in his bedroom. Once inside his bedroom, Monroe Isadore shot at police as they announced their presence near the bedroom. After that, police called for backup.
A S.W.A.T. also came in and attempted to negotiate with the elderly man. According to a police statement,
"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."
What a strange way to end a 107-year-old life. It seems very odd that this man ended up in negotiations with police and would not surrender. Also, police have not given details as to what the original assault was. You would think after all this time, a 107-year-old man would know how to act and not get himself into a situation like this. It is a shame that it came to this for this guy.
You have to think police tried everything to keep from shooting a man this old.