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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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chacalosa    

I still don't understand how killing someone can ever be okay. Now he can think about it for at least 20 years... His friends and family should dwell on that **** too because where did this young ignorant punk learn to be a scary bitch that overreacts in a simple ass scuffle and kills someone??

540 days ago
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Joey Boots    

all these kids need to be at church socials on a friday night - what ever happened to sadie hawkins dances?

540 days ago
93.

Edith    

Why hidden? Own what u did *******! Looking badass well your ass will be bad soon.

540 days ago
94.

Joey Boots    

While all this is going on Lindsay Lohan is sleeping with a Saudi Prince for $25k a night!

540 days ago
95.

Yllek    

I went ti high school with the guy he killed. R.i.p. andre

540 days ago
96.

Keepitsane    

It's so sad seeing my people fail in life over ignorance. Smh. I wish this black on black crime would stop and that we can all come together to do and be better. Our race is proving other races that we are really ignorant. And it's sad because not all of us are ignorant. RIP Andre , I hope this guy learns his lesson.

540 days ago
97.

campy    

Was he wearing a gay pride t-shirt while shooting that person? Oh my god! Was he a gay hitman?

540 days ago
98.

Toilethead    

He sure is an ugly one.

540 days ago
99.

Malaka    

better put on a mean face,cause after that cowardly crap u pulled.shooting someone instead of using ur fists like a man or hiding like a scared mouse in ur friends house hahahaha enjoy getting man raped!thats the face ur gonna have when bubba put his sausage in ur pooper,enjoy!!

540 days ago
100.

SOCCERisDEAD    

******

540 days ago
101.

Shawn    

Ok so I hope you dont think you're doing the family any justice by reporting the capture of the murderer. That video needs to be removed! That young man was not a celebrity (which is what your are known for reporting) and its terrible for his family and friends to be subjected to this and for millions of others to watch this. It's NOT entertaining material! What if that was your son, nephew, cousin, friend, or what if it was YOU?!? All you're doing is showing that you are a bunch of sick, heartless, evil, wannabe reporters. You couldn't make it as real reporters so you became the trash that you all are. It's not right you have crossed the line TMZ!!!!

540 days ago
102.

USA#1    

Robert Earl Thomas 111 could be my son.

Barack Obama

540 days ago
103.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Somebody needs to slap that sneer off his face. I'm sure he'll run into a few volunteers where he's going. S***bag!!

540 days ago
104.

lovely118    

that you hav that you have been caught n no 1 to be to be Gund down the way yu did him.. was Per person Avar respectful young ma wh just want to m just want to make it and you Rob all his hopes and dreams..r.i.p now you always wanted t you always wanted to be..

540 days ago
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Kraken    

You can tell by looking at his beady eyes and curly ears that there is no brain inside that head.

540 days ago
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