LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 93-year-old man, shot at by police, is facing charges after he was arrested for shooting an apartment maintenance worker.
The officer-involved shooting happened on Thursday, Jan. 2 near Valley View and Flamingo Road. The incident involved a man confronting an employee at an apartment complex. The suspect has now been identified as 93-year-old, Robert Thomas.
The arrest report states Thomas was booked on the following charges:
- Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
- Burglary while in possession of a gun; deadly weapon
- Attempted murder with a deadly weapon
- Discharging a gun into a structure
- Kidnapping, first degree
According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, an employee inside the Vista del Valle apartment complex called LVMPD dispatch stating that a resident was inside confronting a maintenance worker.
Shots could be heard over the 911 call as police confronted Thomas who was armed with a firearm, according to Metro Captain Nicole Splinter.
“They fired one round at him,” said Captain Splinter.
Thomas was grazed by a bullet. Splinter said Thomas shot several rounds, injuring the maintenance worker. According to the report, after Thomas put down his weapon, he was taken into custody.
Both Thomas and the victim, a maintenance worker, were taken to the hospital. The worker had multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. His injuries were not life-threatening.