Monroe Isadore, criminal or murder victim?

107-year-old Arkansas man, Monroe Isadore, killed in shootout with S.W.A.T.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – A 107-year old Pine Bluff man died Saturday after a shootout with officers and S.W.A.T. 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. The officers had the two victims leave the residence, for their safety, and approached the door to the bedroom where Isadore was supposed to be.

When officers announced themselves, Isadore shot through the door at them. No officer was hit or injured by the gunfire. The officers retreated to a safer area and supervisors and additional help were called. Supervisors began negotiating with Isadore as soon as they arrived. S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics) was also called out.

Negotiations continued for some time and when S.W.A.T arrived, negotiations still continued. S.W.A.T. was able to insert a camera into the room, where Isadore was, and confirmed he was armed with a handgun. 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.

The investigation is still ongoing.”

Again, a frustrating news report. who’s house was it? I’m betting it was his own home.

He committed “Aggravated Assault” the two other people, was that nothing more than pointing a gun at the two people and ordering them out of his room? Who were these people, his relatives, nurses/caretakers?

A man of that age may not have the physical strength to defend his rights, that is why he has a gun.

Without the key facts, especially regarding who owned the house and the relationship of the other two people the story can’t be understood. Since it’s easy to determine those facts why weren’t they included?
Everything in this story is carefully chosen to prejudice the reader against the dead man and exonerate the police.

So I’m rewriting the story. This rewriting is of course completely speculative, but is possible and no more of a fairy tale than the original story;

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – A 107-year old Pine Bluff man died Saturday, he was shot by SWAT after a brief escalating confrontation. The Pine Bluff Police Dept. released their own version of events afterwards.

Police arrived, they were told by the owners employees (a nurse and a housekeeper) that the owner had ordered them out of his room and pointed a gun at them to enforce that demand. The police did not ascertain the reason for this action. The suspect, Monroe Isadore was 107 years old, but the police were not informed of that. The officers had the two…. leave the residence, for their safety, and approached the door to the bedroom where Isadore was supposed to be.

The officers announced themselves but it is unknown if Isadore was able hear them or if he ever acknowledged he understood he was now dealing with police. Isadore shot through the door at them. No officer was hit or injured by the gunfire. The officers retreated to a safer area and supervisors and additional help were called. Supervisors began negotiating with Isadore as soon as they arrived. S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics) was also called out.

It is not known who long the police attempted to talk to Isadore but shortly after S.W.A.T arrived, action was substituted for talk. S.W.A.T. was able to insert a camera into the room, where Isadore was, and confirmed he was armed with a handgun. S.W.A.T.’s first act was to throw Tear Gas grenades. Isadore fired rounds at the bedroom window when startled by the glass breaking and the grenades went off. It is unknown if he ever saw the SWAT officers outside since they were crouched down below the level of the sill. Isadore may have been attempting to break out more of the glass to dissipate the toxic fumes.

Without waiting to see if Isadore was now ready to surrender, a S.W.A.T. entry team, inside the residence, smashed in the door to the bedroom and threw a flashbang grenade into the bedroom. Dazed and blinded, it is reported by SWAT that Isadore then fired the last round in his six shot revolver.
The confrontation ended when multiple, heavily armored SWAT members executed Isadore, who was blinded, deafened and choking and probably never saw who it was who killed him.

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Was a Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the Last American President to be honestly elected, Donald J. Trump.
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6 Responses to Monroe Isadore, criminal or murder victim?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Lets wait to condem anyone. Bullets leaving the muzzle of a gun don’t care the age of the shooter young – middle age – old when they are heading toward their target. Would you not stop the agression of a man firing a weapon at you, even if he is in his last years. I think one officer armed with soft ammo could possibly stopped him, but we don’t know if it was deployed or not. I do know that the officer that took Monroe’s life wishes he was not put in the position of having to pull the trigger, and calling this officer a murderer is irresponsible.

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    • louellen13 says:

      . . . THE LATE MR MONROE ISADORE ( 1906 – 2013 / AGE: 107 / PINE BLUFF ARKANSAS / ETC ) WAS KILLED ( SAT 07 SEPT 2013 ) AT HIS HOME ( IS DEEMED AS – A SOUTHERN CENTENARIAN ) WHO WAS MARTYRED ( BY THE SWAT TEAM OF PINE BLUFF ARKANSAS ) OF JEFFERSON COUNTY ( AFTER MUCH HAND WASHING & PASSING THE BUCK ) ONE OF OUR LOCAL JUDGES ( JUDGE BERLIN JONES ) HAS PLACED A GAG ORDER & ASSIGNED TWO PROSECUTORS ( TO INVESTIGATE THIS MATTER ) BY GOING OVER IT WITH A FINE TOOTH COMB ( RUSH TO JUDGEMENT ) AS ALL OF THIS TOOK A DOWN HILL SPIRAL ( WITH THE VICTIM ) BEING AN ELDERLY MAN ( WHOSE SIGHT & HEARING ) CONDITIONS WERE NOT FUNCTIONING ( HE HAD NO IDEA ) WHAT – NOR WHOM HE WAS FIRING AT ( AFTER ALL OF THIS ) WAS INSTIGATED BY A TROUBLED FAMILY MEMBER – WHOM HE DID NOT TRUST . . .

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  2. Bullets don’t care, and guns don’t kill people. And if you are in another mans home and you have broken his windows and are breaking into his last place of refuge, step back. Thats a choice.

    Since this first news story many more facts, some contradictory, have been given out. But waiting him out wasn’t considered, why? All we know is (again) after SWAT got there it moved to a finish that ended in Mr. Isadores death. Take SWAT out of the equation and go back to old fashioned police work.

    So far, 78% of visitors are of a “irresponsible” opinion that a wrong was done here.

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  3. Rather than create another post, I’m adding this in the comments. In a story today the AK SWAT commander said;
    “Our goal is not to go in there and harm an individual,” he said. “Hopefully, with just a mere show of force, we can de-escalate that situation and get the subject to give up before anything else has to transpire. That is the ultimate goal: No one gets hurt.”
    He added that the outcome of this case would not effect their tactics or training in the future (!!??).

    God help us! Do you think that the “show of force” impact was slightly diminished by the now established fact that the 107 year old man was mostly blind and deaf? God save us from “one size fits all” government policy.

    Sorry, my observation and conclusion remains, “SWAT shows up and people quickly give up, or die”. Two meter maids could have done better and could hardly do worse, why two?, so they could have played a two-handed game of gin rummy while waiting for the old man to take his nap.

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  4. V.E.G. says:

    You don’t see this story every day. I never heard a such a thing shot at police by a 107-year-old man.

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