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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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brainscan    

As the electric guitar screams thunder and lightning my heart once again finds the strength to face and defy the false God thing.........

543 days ago
62.

Michael    

Hey Bobby: I hope you learn to take that bad-ass smirk off your face before you get to prison. Let's see if you still have that attitude after picking up the soap for Bubba and his friends over the next few days/weeks/months/YEARS!!?? You are a coward and it is obvious from the video you are the shooter. I hope your Public Defender is horrible and you get 20+ years. SMILE : )

543 days ago
63.

Rocco    

Okay Detective TMZ. How about a motive? Was the dead guy targeted? Your people were there. Spill.

543 days ago
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Snerkles    

Great work, Cops, great work. One more piece of s*** off of the streets.

543 days ago
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justmyopinon_kk    

good.

543 days ago
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tleeg    

Punk a** bit*h...what a coward. Kiss your life goodbye.

543 days ago
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melodyann    

21 Year's ago this was a cute, sweet, loving innocent baby' who like most babies had that little twinkle in his eye's when he would smile. Today his eye's are full of hate. This guy wasn't born evil, he is a product of our society/bad parenting.

543 days ago
68.

tleeg    

Im sure his parents were crackheads anyway.

543 days ago
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joecrabs    

This dork is going to learn really quickly that real life and rap songs are not the same thing. Now thats gangsta!

543 days ago
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yeahrightmoron    

Hahaha row row row your rainbow boat, gently off to jaaaaiill lolol idiot!

543 days ago
71.

taz    

21 years old and his life is over. What a dumb f***. Waste of skin.

543 days ago
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Georgie    

Look at the way one of his eyes are narrowed. You can tell he's evil. I feel sad when I see 21 year old young people in this situation. What made them turn out this way? He could have been anything he wanted and now, he will spend the rest of his life in jail.

543 days ago
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sexyness6969    

OMG THANK YOU LORD. THANK YOU PEOPLE WHO GAVE THE TIPS TO CATCH THIS MURDER EVIL PERSON. THAT PERSON HE KILLED N WOUNDED COULDVE BEEN YOUR BROTHER, COUSIN, HUSBAND, FRIEND, SON..... MY CONDELENCES TO THE VICTIMS FAMILY

543 days ago
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Steven318    

He took somebody's life and now his is gone also I'm almost 32 and if we had a problem with fought it out no knives no guns. It's sad to see all these younger and some older people shooting each other yea most listen to rap music but its not to blame 99%of them didn't live what they are talking about a good example is Lil wayne he's not a gangsta it all starts at home with your parent(s) I'm from the wrong side of the track I only had a mother in my life and I'm not gangsta or what to be one

543 days ago
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soylentgreenispeople    

What a dumbass this guy was literally wearing a flag . Have fun doing 20 to life .

543 days ago
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