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107-year old Man Killed by Swat Team


Screen Shot 2013-09-09 at 6.44.49 PMFrom KTHV in Pine Bluff Arkansas:

A 107-year old Pine Bluff man died Saturday after a shootout with officers and swat team members. The Pine Bluff Police Dept. released the following information about the incident on Saturday evening.

On September 7, 2013, at approximately 4:25 p.m., Officers of the Pine Bluff Police Department responded to a disturbance at 1411 W. 16th. When they arrived, they were able to determine that an Aggravated Assault had occurred against two people at the residence. The suspect, Monroe Isadore (M, 107 years old), had pointed a weapon at them.

“He was very angry. He got hostile. He was gonna kill somebody,” said Pauline Lewis, who invited Isadore to live in her Pine Bluff home in August. Lewis was staying with family in Little Rock Sunday, when THV 11 talked with her, while friends cleaned bullets and broken glass out of her house. “Monroe was in the room and he had the gun and he said ‘If you wanna live you better get away from this door.'”

Law enforcement has to work to defuse situations like this everyday. We have covered stories here where there was some serious question as to the procedures the police employed. This case is still under investigation, but it appears they got it right this time.


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