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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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46.

KnuckleDragger    

I look at that mug shot and I say to myself, "Nah, this bitch doesn't look like a murderer."

590 days ago
47.

Keepin' it Real    

Dude, whatever anger or rage you thought you had that night had better be enough to sustain you for many, many years in prison.

590 days ago
48.

Lisa    

Hello POS, time to pay the piper!

590 days ago
49.

kimkardashianstalkingass    

In this case ----- what doesn't happen in Vegas, doesn't always stay in Vegas either.

590 days ago
50.

Majestik    

Here we go again. We'll get tons of photos of this guy, the ins and outs of his life, blah, blah, blah, another scuzzbag that took the life of another and TMZ will post what they can for the clicks. This will be my last post on this cretin. Anything else, I shall now bypass in favor of CELEBRITY gossip and entertainment.

590 days ago
51.

EasilyHard    

Welcome to. OZ

590 days ago
52.

kimkardashianstalkingass    

I heard that on the ride to the police station, the cops blared LL Cool J's 'Going Back To Cali' so this coward could get his last groove on.

590 days ago
53.

Shaunie    

Assume the position buddy

590 days ago
54.

needs help    

Guilty... witnesses, caught on tape, punk face in mug shot... throw away the key. No need to waste anymore time here. RIP innocent victim.

590 days ago
55.

Scott    

Strap him to the chair and let him fry. Actually in California he can choose injection or asphyxiation. Either works, his choice.

590 days ago
56.

milly5    

hiding? wearing a pink shirt? With that mug shot he is either going to popular with the guys are get his ass rammed by the "ungay guys" in there. My uncle was also killed like this, cold blood murder and in front of his kids too, coward also ran to Mexico. 2 years on the run but they finally caught his a--. You can run but you can't hide. Justice will be servied for him in prison.

590 days ago
57.

spectator72    

Nothing but a thug a punk .The media speaks about the crime committed and the arrest which is good .But will the media speak of the gun he used was it legal and registered .Probably not . We all know the answer to that most likely no . It's people like him that makes it harder to own a gun . It's people like him even if he couldn't buy a gun and own legally .He's gonna own one even if he steals it .He's going to commit a crime even if it's a fake gun as long as he can scare someone . It's people like him is the reason I have a gun ..The person(s) hiding hindering him .They should have their gun rights taken away . The society this man should live in is the general population of a prison system . My condolences go out to the victims family .

590 days ago
58.

degib@yahoo    

If California had a right to carry a gun law one of us could have taken this sob out and save us court fees and prison space!!!

590 days ago
59.

Give me a break!    

COWARD. "found hiding" A worthless excuse for a human being

590 days ago
60.

EarlyCuyler    

Is this kinda story even news anymore?

590 days ago
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