LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The suspect in a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer-involved shooting Thursday morning is an elderly man, according to police booking records.

Robert Thomas, 93, faces charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, burglary with a deadly weapon, discharging a gun in a structure and carrying a concealed weapon.

Thomas was arrested in connection with an officer-involved shooting at an apartment complex in the 4100 block of West Viking Road near West Flamingo Road and Arville Street.


Robert Thomas appears in court on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.

Police said a front office employee reported a resident was verbally arguing with a maintenance worker at the Vista del Valle Apartments.

When officers arrived, they fired one round at the resident, grazing his clothing, Las Vegas police said. The resident dropped his weapon after being ordered by police.

Police investigate officer-involved shooting west of Las Vegas Strip

The maintenance worker was taken to University Medical Center for multiple gunshot wounds, according to LVMPD. The worker's condition was not immediately known.

The resident was also taken to UMC for "cautionary" treatment, Las Vegas police said. No officers were injured.

A Las Vegas judge set his bail at $25,000 on Jan. 3.

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(4) comments

Jimmy coors

Let him out 93 guy could use a foot massage & get rid of a lot of trash downtown! Maintenance guy probably a thief ,and deserving off it ?

1000 Natural

Please don't let him go all he do is threaten people. Don't mind his own business and try to be all up in other people's business. He needs to be accountable for his actions.


93?! LOL. Gramps is definitely not the suspect I envisioned while reading this story yesterday. Maybe it's time for him to turn in his weapons and leave the maintenance guy alone.


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