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No Charges Coming in Deadly Shoot-Out Involving 107-Year-Old Man

107-year-old Monroe Isadore was killed during a shoot-out with police in Pine Bluff on Sept. 7.
PINE BLUFF, AR -- A special prosecutor has determined that no charges will be filed in the case of 107-year-old Monroe Isadore, who was shot and killed in a shoot-out with a SWAT team in Pine Bluff on Sept. 7.

In a news conference, Special Prosecutor Jason Barrett said because Monroe Isadore fired shots at Pine Bluff Police, they will not be charged with any crimes. Barrett and another prosecutor to the case collected over 800 pages of documents, multiple hours of video and audio recordings, transcripts and conducted a number of interviews.

Barrett said Isadore was ready to move to a new home September 7th, that friends were setting up for him. When friends couldn't contact him, one went to his house and found Isadore in his bedroom with a gun pointed at her. The homeowner then called 911. Police and SWAT Team showed up where many negotiation attempts were made before Isadore was killed.

"They tried anything they could think of to do without having to go into that bedroom until ultimately the decision was made to enter the bedroom. When that took place, Mr. Isadore met the entry team with additional gun shots. At that point in time, the gun shots were responded to by gun fire from the Pine Bluff Police Department who struck him," said Jason Barrett, Special Prosecutor.

Barrett says there is evidence that show Isadore was "seemingly confused" that day.

Arkansas State Police (ASP) declined to investigate the deadly officer-involved shooting, saying the request was not made in a timely manner.

The case was then sent to Jefferson County Prosecutor Kyle Hunter, who recused himself, saying his job depends on maintaining a close-working relationship with PBPD, and that any decision made in this case could negatively affect that relationship.

The special prosecutor was then assigned to the case.
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