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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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foreverOnline    

What a moron, he though he had it made by going to vegas

553 days ago
17.

samson    

Two lives lost. What a waste..

553 days ago
18.

vix    

What a senseless thing to do.Some need to learn how to let things go... A fight with a stranger is not worth loosing your life or going to jail for life... Just let it go folks it's not that serious

553 days ago
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NobodySpecial    

"Thomas is 21 years old and lives in Los Angeles."

No, try this:

"Thomas is 21 years old and lives in jail"

That's it for you sucker, life is over.

553 days ago
20.

Obamais still aracist    

thank goodness obama is going to be banning this type of weapon and making more difficult for people like him to get these weapons. huh? oh this weapon isnt on the list oh ok, what he wasnt legal to carry it so the background check wouldnt have helped, so what do we et for our 500 million dollars?

553 days ago
21.

Artist    

I hope they link him to other shootings. There's no way this is this guys first kill

553 days ago
22.

Kev the Realist    

Come on TMZ. Let me guess he has a rap sheet.... How about a more complete story.When will these punks learn that you must be a complete moron to take a gun out in this day in age and not think someone in that crowd is going to get it on a phone. This low life should get the death penalty but alas this is California, land of the fruits, nuts, idiots qand ghetto rats.

553 days ago
23.

Big Daddy    

Just Blame the NRA!!!!!!

553 days ago
24.

Rico Suavy    

The only thing he is guilty of is being a bad shot. He was just trying to wing him.

553 days ago
25.

kburn    

Thank GOD! Great Job LAPD!

553 days ago
26.

Nobrows    

Well done TMZ ! ! !

553 days ago
27.

Tom Cruise    

This POS should never, ever see the light of day again, adios.

553 days ago
28.

The Man They Call Louis    

BBQ his punk ass. Coward behind a gun, yes and arrest the jerk in Las Vegas who hid him too.

553 days ago
29.

Beauty    

His middle name is 'Earl', what a surprise.

553 days ago
30.

The Man They Call Louis    

How many people "Like" the idea of deporting poster "thecoldhardtruth" for his BS racist comments? :). Pathetic...take that ignorant jazz somewhere else...jerk.

553 days ago
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