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Alleged Nightclub Murderer

ARRESTED

[Updated w/ Mug Shot]

1/17/2013 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0117_robert_thomas_mugshotThe person who allegedly shot and killed a man outside a Hollywood nightclub has been arrested ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Robert Earl Thomas III was hiding at a friend's house in Las Vegas when cops entered the premises last night and placed him under arrest for murder.  He surrendered without a struggle.

TMZ posted video of the shooter outside Empire nightclub when he aimed the gun and fired, killing one man and wounding another.  The video clearly shows the shooter and law enforcement tells us they got a number of tips from people who saw it and that led to Thomas' capture.

Thomas is 22 years old and lives in Los Angeles.

Thomas is currently being held in a Vegas jail and prosecutors plan to extradite him to California.

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166.

M    

TMZ, You should take the Video down NOW, out of respect for the family. It is a closed case for the general public....also I believe you are being petitioned to do so.....I know you understand

581 days ago
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Amber    

I have a question, why the HELL would you put that video online? Take it down TMZ, bunch of douche bags.

581 days ago
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freelikeme    

Love u rob everything will be alright just do what u do best cuz wr know u nt a killer u just made the wrong decision I wish u had time to analyze you're wrong from your light but by watching the video it wasn't no time to make a decision everybody was wildin out jump on beat up it was just crazy he never murder hey man are a boy in his life this is the first time he was ever put in this situation so I know he didn't mean to kill that young man it was something that happened and I know he wish he can take it backbut its nothing we all can do about it but just wait for the out come and let all of us stop talking about things that we don't know because we're not lawyers are judges our God we just people speaking our opinion so let's talk what we know not what we don't know. RIP young man and bless your spirit Rob

581 days ago
169.

DLT    

Wow! Crazy stuff. What is even more crazy is that TMZ has this video up. Ever consider how the family of the dead person in the street feels having the murder of their family member online for the entertainment of others? Show some responsibility and respect TMZ!

580 days ago
170.

Devout    

There's absolutely no way in this world that this guy will not be found guilty. The entire incident was recorded on video by TMZ and it shows the person shooting. What more DIRECT evidence do you need to convict someone of First Degree Murder, and I am sure that TMZ has already turned that video over to the police as evidence. He might as well plea guilty and keep it moving. There's no way to beat this charge. Here is the video here but there are petitions by the family to have it taken down: http://www.tmz.com/2013/01/13/hollywood-nightclub-man-killed-dead-fight-video/

580 days ago
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tye schaffers    

he gone get his ass hole ripped in half when he gets locked up dum young *****h

579 days ago
172.

Jay Elle    

wait... the guy trying to leave the parking lot in the grey car just continued to drive off while the body was lieing RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM!? wtf?!?! lol i would be so traumatized if i saw that ****!

579 days ago
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Marlene Morgenthaler    

So much for a gun free zone!

579 days ago
174.

Marlene Morgenthaler    

So much for a gun free zone.

579 days ago
175.

SakuraSandra    

Wow, isn't it kinda messed up to show a video of someone getting killed? Geez, imagine how the family feels TMZ...

578 days ago
176.

Kreed    

Good They Took Biitch ***** He Killed One Of My Friends I went To HighSchool With Fucc You Hope U Die In Jail ***get

576 days ago
177.

@KuulB    

he really just killed someone in front of a crowd like a movie huh.... You can't get away with that, that's probably why he didn't resist arrest.

574 days ago
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Elcoyote101    

He was found guilty today ! Good , dumb ass!

37 days ago
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