Centenarian Monroe Isadore shot at police and was killed when a SWAT team gassed his bedroom and broke down his door. It's unclear what might have set off the confrontation.
A SWAT team in Pine Bluff, Ark., shot and killed a 107-year-old man Saturday during a gun battle in which both sides exchanged fire.
The situation began when local police responded to a complaint. The elderly man, Monroe Isadore, allegedly pointed a gun at two people. Over the next three hours, the situation escalated to the point that a SWAT team gassed the room and broke down the door, resulting in the shootout that left Mr. Isadore dead.
No law enforcement officers were injured.
A public police report does not address the cause of the disturbance, but it states that police arriving on the scene at about 4:30 p.m. "were able to determine that an Aggravated Assault had occurred against two people at the residence," according to a transcript obtained by WTHV-11 TV. Isadore "had pointed a weapon at them," the report says.
Police sent the two people away; the report mentions no injuries. But when police approached the door of the bedroom where Isadore was believed to be, he opened fire through the door. No officers were injured, and the officers called for support.