posted on Sep, 8 2013 @ 09:03 AM
reply to post by antar
I'd like to know what the disturbance was (the article states
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.
[in likely cranky elderly fashion]), whose
house it was, and who the people were in the house he reportedly threatened/assaulted.
Now, it certainly is entirely possible he had dementia and was being threatening and ornery, and it's *possible* that the police could have just left
it alone until he calmed down (but police won't do that, especially when there is a gun involved and shots fired—AT officers).
But the fact remains that, even at 107 years old, this man was a danger, regardless of his mental state or intentions.
When officers announced themselves, Isadore shot through the door at them.
THAT'S a no-no, and again regardless of this age of mental condition he was essentially barricaded inside his room.
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 _
The guy was obvious a danger.
I'm rarely one to side with the cops, but I really can't fault them given the apparent circumstances.