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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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lovely118    

Sorry bout the first comment I was trying to sa Andr wa he hey respectful young ma and he did no deserv to b gun dow the way that youngman did him it..

553 days ago
107.

MrsB    

Good..lock his ass up..

553 days ago
108.

Joe t. Pico    

May he burn in hell, damn coward!!!

553 days ago
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freeROBERT    

This whole story is very sad not only for the victim but for the shooter also . I feel for both families . two lives gone with one bullet . May God rest the soul of Andre and may God have mercy on Robert . Even though what he did was wrong I pray that God is the final decider in this case and that during Robert's time away he gets closer to the Lord .

553 days ago
110.

Deborah    

21 years old! Did this idiot not have ONE person in his life show him right from wrong?? If he grew up in a neighborhood where "gangstas" are considered normal his parents should be taken out behind the woodpile. My younger son is 23 now, but he learned respect, responsibility, and compassion at a young age. If I EVER had a hint that he was hanging with the wrong people, or doing something wrong his father or myself were on him now.

553 days ago
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freeROBERT    

AND to the ones on here "hoping" for the worst for Robert , who are you ???!!!!! How dare you wish hurt and pain on this young man . none of you are a jury , judge or God . so therfore your opinions don't mean a damn thing in this case . Only God can judge him FREEROBERT

553 days ago
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kathy allen    

If the cops were as smart in Flint Saginaw and Detroit MI... the crime rate. ( or killings fields ) would be elimatded in no time at all....Please have your police force do a training video on how to capture and prosecute this pieces of garbage.

553 days ago
113.

Nicoleasm    

Great job TMZ for being such great crime solvers! LOL

553 days ago
114.

missnyfl    

Big tough guy with a gun, huh?? Have fun in prison you POS!!!

553 days ago
115.

jason    

Now here's one crazy, punk coward who really needed to be taken off the streets. That mug shot says it all "crazy, ****y, cold blooded murderer piece of sh**

553 days ago
116.

Nicoleasm    

Jeez, I just saw the video. I can't believe such blatant disregard for human life! Maybe I live in a bubble to be shocked at this, b/c from his mug shot, it looks like he has no remorse and is ready to kill again

553 days ago
117.

MzDee2012    

He looks like Bow Wow

553 days ago
118.

Greg    

Looks like he's ready to say..What you talkin' bout willis?

553 days ago
119.

Punkd    

They're going to eat his ass in prison...more ways than 1.

553 days ago
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V    

Like I said before, he was hiding like a little bitch and I bet all those "tips" were his supposed homies. He is still trying to look hard on his mug shot. No need to act hard, soon something hard will be sliding up in ya!

553 days ago
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