Metro Releases Video In OIS Involving 93 Year Old Man

Maintenance Man Was Wounded, But Will Recover

Mitch Kelly
January 07, 2020 - 8:08 am
Mug shot of shooting suspect Robert Thomas



LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Metro Police held a press conference on Monday to talk about an officer-involved shooting that involved a 93 year old man.

Officers were called to an apartment complex near Wynn and Viking last Thursday after an office worker called about a man who was having a confortation with a maintenance worker. 

Arriving officers heard a shot being fired as they approached the management office.

Officer Ronald Hornyak and his partner advanced towards the office and observed a male, later identified as 93-year-old Robert Thomas, armed with a handgun standing over an injured male.

Officer Hornyak ordered Thomas to drop the gun and fired one round through a glass door striking Thomas’s jacket. Thomas then complied and placed the handgun down on a desk.

Officers entered the business and took Thomas into custody without further incident. Thomas was uninjured by the officer’s round, but received a small cut to his head while being handcuffed.

Thomas was treated and released from UMC Trauma and charged with the following crimes:

• Attempt Murder with Deadly Weapon

• Kidnap with Deadly Weapon

• Discharge Firearm within Structure

• Burglary with Firearm

• Carrying a Concealed Weapon