107-Year-Old Man Dies... in Police Shootout

By Gary Cutlack on at

Monroe Isadore, from Arkansas in the US, managed to live to the impressive old age of 107, only to end it all after going berserk at police and getting himself shot.

Police were called to a disturbance at his house, where they were told he'd been brandishing a gun. The enforcers tried speaking to him, but that made him mad and he started shooting at them through his bedroom door. So the S.W.A.T. people were called in and... it didn't end well.

Here's how the 107-year-old met his end:

"S.W.A.T. 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 S.W.A.T. officers that had inserted the gas from outside a bedroom window.

"Shortly afterwards, a S.W.A.T. 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."

Which is probably a better and slightly more dramatic way of going than most old folk manage. [TPR via Gawker]

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