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Astonishing moment a 93-year-old man shoots an apartment complex manager in both legs out of revenge after his Las Vegas home was hit by flooding

Pictured: Robert Thomas, 93, (right) in the apartment complex manager's office in Las Vegas, after pulling out the 9mm handgun. Thomas allowed the female member of staff (centre) to leave but proceeded to attack the maintenance manager (left) last Thursday

  • Robert Thomas, 93, was enraged after his Las Vegas apartment flooded 
  • The nonagenarian picked up a 9mm and took it to the leasing manager's office 
  • The pensioner popped 2 shots, 1 into each of the maintenance manager's legs 
  • Prosecutors allege that he told arresting officers that he 'would do it again'

This is the astonishing moment a 93-year-old man shoots an apartment complex manager in both legs after holding him responsible for flooding in his Las Vegas home.

Robert Thomas, 93, became 'upset' after his Las Vegas apartment was damaged by water and blamed the management staff, police said.

He armed himself with a 9mm handgun and marched into the leasing office of Vista Del Valle apartments at around 9.15am, on January 2, brandishing the weapon at terrified workers.

As a female employee desperately called 911, the police call dispatcher could hear Thomas firing at a computer screen and making threats before shooting the defenseless maintenance manager twice in cold blood.

Officer Ronald Hornyak, 45, and his partner arrived on the scene minutes later and shot at Thomas, missing him by inches, before dragging him to the ground and arresting him.

The victim was rushed to University Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds but was released the following day and is making a full recovery at home.

93-year-old shoots apartment complex manager after his home flooded
Pictured: Robert Thomas, 93, (right) in the apartment complex manager's office in Las Vegas, after pulling out the 9mm handgun. Thomas allowed the female member of staff (centre) to leave but proceeded to attack the maintenance manager (left) last Thursday

Pictured: Robert Thomas, 93, (right) in the apartment complex manager's office in Las Vegas, after pulling out the 9mm handgun. Thomas allowed the female member of staff (centre) to leave but proceeded to attack the maintenance manager (left) last Thursday 

The maintenance manager is pictured after taking a shot to his right leg in Las Vegas last Thursday. Thomas can be seen standing over him menacingly, dressed in a long black coat and trilby hat

The maintenance manager is pictured after taking a shot to his right leg in Las Vegas last Thursday. Thomas can be seen standing over him menacingly, dressed in a long black coat and trilby hat 

Thomas wasn't finished with the manager and proceeded to shoot him a second time, in the left leg in his office in Las Vegas last Thursday

Thomas wasn't finished with the manager and proceeded to shoot him a second time, in the left leg in his office in Las Vegas last Thursday 

Thomas was held at the Clark County Detention Center charged with attempted murder, kidnapping with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, burglary with a gun, and discharging a gun in a prohibited area.

He appeared in court in a wheelchair on January 3 and was unable to hear proceedings without the aid of headphones, Fox5 Las Vegas reports.

Prosecutors allege that Thomas told detectives following his arrest that he would 'do it again' and that his intent was to harm the apartment manager, according to Fox5. 

His bail was set at $25,000.

Surveillance video taken from the apartment complex shows Thomas entering the building wearing a black coat and black trilby hat. 

Thomas (pictured) has since been charged with attempted murder, kidnapping with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, burglary with a gun, and discharging a gun in a prohibited area for last week's callous attack

Thomas (pictured) has since been charged with attempted murder, kidnapping with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, burglary with a gun, and discharging a gun in a prohibited area for last week's callous attack

After the assault, a police officer can be seen dragging the nonagenarian out through the door of the office in Las Vegas

After the assault, a police officer can be seen dragging the nonagenarian out through the door of the office in Las Vegas

After threatening the maintenance manager he pulls a chair out from under a nearby desk and tells him to sit down before drawing a gun from his inside pocket.

He points it at the man and his female colleague before firing a bullet into a computer screen on the other side of the room.

After allowing the female hostage to leave, he calmly takes aim at the maintenance manager's right leg and fires.

As the victim falls to the floor clutching his wound, Thomas stands over him menacingly and shoots him again in the left leg.

A second clip - taken from a police body-worn camera - shows Officer Hornyak arriving at the scene moments later and firing a single shot at the elderly suspect through the glass door, narrowly missing him.

Hornyak then storms into the reception area, screaming: 'Drop the gun. Drop it now.'

The startled suspect quickly puts the weapon down on the desk and is hauled to the floor face-first.

Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman, of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, said: 'It was later determined Thomas was upset at the management because of water damage and flooding within his apartment.

'During the process of being taken into custody, Thomas received a cut to his head. 

A police cam shows Thomas just moments before his arrest last week in Las Vegas

A police cam shows Thomas just moments before his arrest last week in Las Vegas 

'Officer Hornyak then checked Thomas's body for any gunshot wounds but did not find any. It turned out that the round that was fired by officer Hornyak through the glass door went through the lapel of Thomas's jacket but did not penetrate his skin.

'Medical was called for the victim who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers started lifesaving procedures while waiting for medical to arrive on the scene.

'Thomas and the victim were transported to UMC Trauma with non-life-threatening injuries. Both were treated and released by medical personnel.'

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