Man, 93, identified as suspect in officer-involved shooting Thursday morning

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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.

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