But when the time came to move the 107-year-old man to a new home this past weekend, police say he resisted and barricaded himself inside.
There was a standoff, so police sent in a SWAT team which was greeted by gunfire, authorities say. The team fired back, and Isadore died.
Neighborhood residents struggled to make sense of how someone known as a pleasant, churchgoing man could die so violently.
-- Bill Miller