A 107-YEAR-OLD US man who died in a police stand-off had told officers months earlier that they would have to shoot him or throw him in jail before he went back home with his son-in-law.
According to police reports obtained by AP, Monroe Isadore made the comments in June after he said his daughter and son-in-law didn’t want him around.
“Mr Isadore stated we would have to shoot him or throw him jail before he went back home with” his son-in-law, one of the reports said.
“Mr Isadore stated he was a hundred-and-seven-years old and GOD told him to do his will.”
Isadore died on Saturday in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, after he opened fire on police and authorities shot him.
Authorities have said they tried using a camera, negotiating tactics and gas before shooting Isadore. But that hasn’t answered questions from residents in Pine Bluff, a community of about 50,000 people some 72km southeast of Little Rock. Some are struggling to make sense of how someone known as a pleasant, churchgoing man who was hard of hearing and sometimes used a cane could die in such an explosive confrontation.
Police have said an officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid, administrative leave.