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107-Year-Old Man Killed In Police Gun Battle

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/107yearold-man-killed-in-police-gun-battle-8803900.html

A 107-year-old man has reportedly been killed by a police Swat team after a gun battle in Arkansas.

Police were called to a house in the city of Pine Bluff following a report of an aggravated assault on two people.

When police arrived at the property at around 4:25pm centenarian, Monroe Isadore, pointed a gun at them.

The police negotiated the release of the victims from the residence before attempting to approach the room where Mr Isadore had barricaded himself in.

According to reports he shot at the officers through the door forcing them to retreat and called for support.

A Swat team was also called as police attempted to negotiate with Mr Isadore but they could not get him to leave the room.

The weapons team were able to insert a camera into the home to confirm that Isadore had a handgun.

They then released gas into the room via a bedroom window at which point “Isadore fired rounds at the Swat officers” outside, police said in a statement.

"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,” the statement continued.

I wonder why he didn't want to cooperate with the Police?

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Can`t they just make Knockout gas for these situations, save wasting people, just jail them when they wake up?

More to the point why did they have to go in there in the first place.

No hostages, he's no threat to anybody else, the rational response is to just wait him out.

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More to the point why did they have to go in there in the first place.

Because they had been called as a result of the old git allegedly assaulting two people, if the reports are to be believed.

He must be one of the oldest, if not the oldest homicide victim ever, I'd have thought.

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If a 107 year old man assaulted me, I would make him eat garlic, even if he was French! :blink:

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Can`t they just make Knockout gas for these situations, save wasting people, just jail them when they wake up?

No, because it doesn't [practically] exist.

There are gases that will knock people out but will also kill a large proportion of them.

There is a famous example: Russia used an unknown gas in the Moscow theater hostage crisis and killed 130 out of 850 of the hostages.

There are urban myths about gas being used to rob houses and truck drivers but it is 100% an urban myth. There is no known gas that would do that but people find the myth useful as people are embarrassed to sleep through a robbery.

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No, because it doesn't [practically] exist.

There are gases that will knock people out but will also kill a large proportion of them.

There is a famous example: Russia used an unknown gas in the Moscow theater hostage crisis and killed 130 out of 850 of the hostages.

There are urban myths about gas being used to rob houses and truck drivers but it is 100% an urban myth. There is no known gas that would do that but people find the myth useful as people are embarrassed to sleep through a robbery.

Yes, there's a reason why anaesthetist is a serious job instead of something a passing nurse does, and that's in controlled conditions.

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There was an investigative report about this on NPR just now.

Turns out that his children, both in their 80s, were struggling to look after their father. The two people he waved his gun at were social workers who were trying to persuade him to go and live in an assisted living development (an American invention that is basically a halfway house between a normal residence and an old folks' home). They panicked and called the police, who in turn panicked and called SWAT.

I can't help but wonder if the SWAT people shouldn't have just left him in his room until he ran out of steam and/or bullets. But that assumes that they knew that they were dealing with a 107 year-old, and even if they were, it's easy to be wise after the event if it wasn't you that was being shot at.

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I can't help but wonder if the SWAT people shouldn't have just left him in his room until he ran out of steam and/or bullets. But that assumes that they knew that they were dealing with a 107 year-old, and even if they were, it's easy to be wise after the event if it wasn't you that was being shot at.

That was the point I was trying to make.

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