Officers were called to the complex in the 9100 block of White Bluff Road about 11:50 p.m. for reports of gunfire and found Thomas with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Detectives continue to follow-up on leads in the case, and do not believe the shooting was random.
Anyone with information on the case should call the SCMPD tip line at (912) 525-3124. Information can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.