SEE IT: Chilling video shows 93-year-old calmly shooting apartment manager in both legs over water damage
An unhinged 93-year-old man who was apparently angry about water damage in his Las Vegas apartment shot a maintenance manager at point-blank range, a terrifying scene that was caught on camera last week, authorities said.
The disturbing footage, released by police on Monday, shows an elderly man confronting employees and then opening fire inside the management office at the Vista Del Valle apartment complex Thursday morning. The victim survived the shooting and the suspect, Robert Thomas, now faces multiple felony charges.
The gunman went into the office that morning to complain about flooding and water damage in his apartment, Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman told reporters at a news conference. Within seconds, Thomas pulled a handgun out of his coat and began threatening the manager as well and two other employees, Zimmerman said.
One of the employees managed to call 911 and convince the deranged resident to let her leave, police said. But the shooter continued to wave his gun in every direction and eventually fired a shot toward the back of the room, narrowly missing the other employee and striking a computer, the video shows.
When Thomas and the manager were alone in the office, the gunman cowardly shot him the right leg from just a few feet away, according to police. The video shows the wounded victim lying on the ground and squirming in pain as the cold-blooded shooter fires another shot, striking him in the left leg.
Zimmerman said the first officers on the scene heard the second gunshot as they approached the office and saw the elderly man standing next to the victim. One of the officers ordered Thomas to drop his gun and fired a round through the glass door, but the bullet went through his jacket without striking him, the assistant sheriff said.
The suspect then placed the weapon on his desk and was taken into custody without further incident. 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 without a permit.
The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.