A 93-year-old Las Vegas man offended over flooding in his condo shot and wounded a upkeep worker in his housing complex, police mentioned.
Robert Thomas may be seen in newly launched police video sporting a black coat and hat as he walks into the leasing workplace of Vista Del Valle Residences at round 9:10 a.m. on Jan. 2 and pulls out a 9mm Glock 19.
A girl behind the entrance desk referred to as authorities to report that an armed elderly man was contained in the administration “making verbal threats,” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman mentioned.
Moments later, the 5-foot-9, 130-pound nonagenarian blasted a spherical via the pc on the desk, which the dispatcher was in a position to hear over the telephone, Zimmerman mentioned.
Surveillance footage shows Thomas permitting the lady behind the desk to depart the workplace, earlier than he shoots a seated upkeep worker within the leg, inflicting him to fall off the chair.
Whereas the wounded man is down on the ground, the elderly man nonchalantly fires off one other spherical on the man’s leg.
The footage then shows police storm the scene with one officer firing a single spherical at Thomas via the glass door of the workplace, shattering it.
Thomas was taken right down to the bottom by Officer Ronald Hornyak and positioned in handcuffs.
Police mentioned that the spherical that Hornyak fired went via the lapel of Thomas’ jacket, however didn’t strike him.
Thomas and the sufferer have been taken to an space hospital the place they have been each handled for non-life threatening accidents.
The elderly gunman, who cops say has no felony historical past, was booked on the Clark County Detention Middle on a slew of expenses together with tried homicide with a lethal weapon, kidnapping with a lethal weapon, carrying a hid weapon and not using a allow, and housebreaking with a gun.