A 107-year-old man was shot and killed in a shootout with police in southeast Arkansas on Saturday.
Pine Bluff police say Monroe Isadore was shot dead after repeatedly firing at officers through a home’s closed bedroom door and refusing negotiations to surrender.
Pine Bluff Lt. David Price told KATV that officers were called to the scene around 4:25 p.m. after a caller reported Isadore was pointing a weapon at two people.
Officers reported hearing gunfire when they arrived at the home, prompting the safe evacuation of the other residents.
More officers were called, including a Special Weapons and Tactics unit that inserted a camera into the bedroom and confirmed Isadore had a handgun.
When the centennial continued to refuse to relinquish his weapon, gas was pumped into the room through a window, prompting Isadore to return gunfire once more, police said.
“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,” according to a police statement obtained by CBS. “Isadore then began to fire on the entry team and the entry team engaged Isadore, killing him.”
The reason behind the initial incident among the three residents was not immediately reported by police.
Deputy Coroner Eric Belcher told the Pine Bluff Commercial that Isadore appears to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds. His body has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office for autopsy.
No officers were injured in the attack. Those involved will be placed on administrative leave with pay pending the investigation, according to department policy.
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