In a bizarre stand-off, a 107-year-old man was shot to death by an Arkansas SWAT team on Saturday night. The trouble began when cops were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance. What they found shocked even the veterans of the police force.
The elderly man, Monroe Isadore, had allegedly threatened two people with a gun. Once police were on the scene, they had the victims evacuate the home for their own safety. The centenarian, however, retreated to a back bedroom to hide, refusing to come out. Police say as they approached the room trying to get Isadore to come out and turn himself in, but he began shooting through the door.
They were able to get a small camera into the room, which showed the man was armed with a small handgun. SWAT then filled the room with tear gas, hoping for a peaceful surrender. No such luck. As they entered the room, he began shooting again and they shot back killing him. It's unclear what caused this poor, elderly man to become unhinged but it is horrible that things ended so tragically.
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