(Pine Bluff, AR) A 107-year-old Pine Bluff man is dead after being shot by police.
It all started Saturday night when officers were called to a house to investigate two aggravated assaults.
Police say the elderly man fired shots at officers through a bedroom door after police identified themselves.
A swat team was called in to negotiate with the man, but he refused to surrender.
The swat team released gas into the bedroom and entered the home.
The man was killed in a shootout with the officers.
The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.
The Pine Bluff Police Department released the following statement to KTHV-TV in Little Rock:
“On September 7, 2013, at approximately 4:25 p.m., Officers of the Pine Bluff Police Department responded to a disturbance at 1411 W. 16th.
When they arrived, they were able to determine that an Aggravated Assault had occurred against two people at the residence.
The suspect, Monroe Isadore (M, 107 years old), had pointed a weapon at them.
The officers had the two victims leave the residence, for their safety, and approached the door to the bedroom where Isadore was supposed to be.
When officers announced themselves, Isadore shot through the door at them.
No officer was hit or injured by the gunfire.
The officers retreated to a safer area and supervisors and additional help were called. Supervisors began negotiating with Isadore as soon as they arrived. S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics) was also called out.
Negotiations continued for some time and when S.W.A.T arrived, negotiations still continued. S.W.A.T. was able to insert a camera into the room, where Isadore was, and confirmed he was armed with a handgun.
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.
The investigation is still ongoing.”