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107-year-old suspect killed by SWAT squad in Arkansas

Posted on: September 8, 2013

A 107-year-old man was shot dead in Arkansas after exchanging gunfire with a SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team. Local authorities say the centenarian was killed after he refused to surrender.

According to reports, police officers responded to a domestic disturbance involving an aggravated assault against two people at a residence in Pine Bluff, where suspect, Monroe Isadore, was on Saturday evening. The victims allegedly said Isadore had pointed a gun at them. They were quickly led out of the house by police, arkansasmatters.com reported.

When the officers approached the bedroom where he was hiding, Isadore shot through the door. No one was hit, however. Police retreated and called for additional help, namely SWAT officers who then engaged in negotiations with the 107-year-old suspect.

They placed a camera into the room where Isadore had taken refuge to verify that he was indeed armed with a handgun.

Having failed to reach an agreement with the old man, officers fed gas into his room through a bedroom window, assuming Isadore would be left with no choice but to surrender.

The die-hard old-timer began firing rounds at the SWAT officers instead.

The officers broke down the door to the bedroom and threw in a distraction device.
Despite this, Isadore shot at the entry team, whereupon officers returned fire, shooting him dead.

Source: RT

A 107 year old man alone with a hand gun is gunned down by a SWAT team with automatic weapons. Why not blow up the house with a drone? Why not bomb the house? Why kill him?

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1 Response to "107-year-old suspect killed by SWAT squad in Arkansas"

Strange how the idiocy and killing never stops. It seems as if they have to use force to get respect,i.e., real fear. How hard could a 107 year-old be to get under control. Did he need to be controlled right then and there? Why not get everyone out of the house and wait for him to flee on foot and see if they could keep up?

I had a woman whose deceased husband was a cop tell me about how two would get on each side of a car coming down the highway to intimidate the driver. She asked, “What would you do if two cops were on either side of you?” My first thought: Punch it! But, I’m not from the area and I doubted she would have found it amusing.

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