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'No country for old men': 107-year-old suspect killed by SWAT squad in Arkansas

Published time: September 08, 2013 10:00
Edited time: September 09, 2013 09:03
Darren McCollester / Getty Images / AFP

Darren McCollester / Getty Images / AFP

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.   

Law enforcement officials are investigating the incident.

Comments (95)

 

regolo gellini 01.12.2013 17:11

Amerika has become far worse than Hitler's Germany.There the targets were the Jews,the omos and the gitans but not the whole of the people as in the states a true fascist country ! God bless anybody else than amerika who will pay rather sooner than later for its crimes !

 

Wendy J. Colby 26.10.2013 10:20

RT doesn't try to make America look bad,They report the truth about what the American government is up to and that is who makes America look bad.

 

Idealistic Citzofwrld 04.10.2013 22:23

Patrick Luft, RT doesn't make America look bad, the NWO Corporate Fascists running the country and their enforcer thugs do. Also, do you really think someone 107 years old is physically capable of doing all that. If so, you need to spend some time in a nursing home for the old.

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