On Monday in a press briefing, Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman released the footage which shows the nonagenarian walking in the apartment complex manager’s office before shooting the man twice.
What We Know:
- Robert Thomas, who has no criminal history, was upset about his apartment flooding and blamed management staff. In response, Thomas brought his Glock 9mm to voice his concerns.
- The released footage showed him walking into the office on January 2, he was wearing a black coat and hat. He talked to the manager and his assistant, and moments later he removed his handgun from his pocket, which prompted the scared female assistant to call the authorities. Thomas then pointed the gun at a wall and shot a warning. The bullet went straight through the wall and through a computer screen while a third staff member made an exit.
- Thomas allowed the female staff members to leave and he aimed at the manager’s leg and fired another round which made him fall to the floor. Thomas then stood over him and shot another round into his other leg. Seconds later an armed officer came on the scene and ordered him to drop the gun. The cops fired a round through the glass door shattering it. Thomas placed his gun on the desk and he was arrested.
- According to Fox 5, he was charged with attempted murder with a deadly weapon, kidnapping with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm within a structure, burglary with a firearm, and carrying a concealed weapon.
The apartment manager was treated for non-life threatening injuries, and according to prosecutors, Thomas said to police that he would do it again. His intention wasn’t to kill him but to mess him up a little bit.