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Man, 107, Killed In Shootout With SWAT Team
A 107-year-old man has been killed in a shootout with a SWAT team after police responded to a complaint of aggravated assault at a house.
Suspect Monroe Isadore was found by officers allegedly pointing a gun at two people at a home in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on Saturday, according to Fox News.
The two victims were led out of the house before police approached the bedroom where the elderly man was holed up. He fired one shot through the door but no one was hurt.
A Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team was then called in to negotiate with Isadore who was found to be armed with a handgun after a camera was placed into the bedroom.
When negotiations failed the SWAT pumped gas into the room, which caused Isadore to start firing at the SWAT team.
He was shot dead by officers after they threw a "distraction device" into the room and breached the door.
According to CBS, a police statement said: "SWAT. 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 SWAT officers that had inserted the gas from outside a bedroom window.
"Shortly afterwards, a SWAT 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."