“Police were called to a home in Pine Bluff, Arkansas,” cnn.com reports. ”When they arrived, they were able to determine that an aggravated assault had occurred against two people at the residence,’ Lt. David E. Price, a Pine Bluff police spokesman, said in a statement. The two victims were led out of the house. It was not clear what role the suspect had in the aggravated assaults or what they were.” Not clear, eh? Sounds like ye olde SWAT team boo-boo blackout. Just sayin’ . . . “When officers approached a bedroom where [Monroe] Isadore was hiding, he fired through the door, authorities said. None of the police officers was hit by the gunfire. They retreated to a safer area and called for additional help, including SWAT officers who started negotiations with the suspect.” Yeah, negotiations between a 107-year-old man and a SWAT team. How do you think that went? Well . . .
SWAT officers slipped a camera into the room where Isadore was holed up and saw he was armed with a handgun, Price said.
After unsuccessful negotiations, officers slipped gas into the room through a window, he said, and Isadore fired rounds at them.
The officers broke the bedroom door and hurled in a distraction device, and Isadore fired at them again, according to the spokesman’s statement.
Officers returned fire, killing him.
A distraction device like, I dunno, a flash bang? Yeah, that would be my first choice too. No wait. I’d wait. I mean, the old guy’s got to fall asleep at some point, right? Well now he has. Permanently. Nice one guys.