Security Guard Who Discovered Las Vegas Shooter Withdraws From Public Eye

Security Guard Who Discovered Las Vegas Shooter Withdraws From Public Eye

Earlier today, LawNewz and other outlets reported on the curious circumstances surrounding hotel security guard Jesus Campos, who was involved in the response to the shooting carried out by Stephen Paddock at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. At DeGeneres' characterization of what doing additional media interviews would entail, Campos nodded in silent agreement. However, Campos said, he was met with a blocked door in the stairway. "Just healing mentally and physically", he told DeGeneres.

MGM Resorts owns the Mandalay Bay hotel, where Paddock shot Campos before he opened fire on country music concertgoers from his 32nd-floor suite and killed 58 people.

After taking a gunshot wound to the leg, the Mandalay Bay security guard directed officers to the shooter's location and stayed behind to evacuate hotel guests.

When the meeting ended about 2 p.m., Hickey said Campos no longer was in the room.

Campos had been in the building, patrolling the halls when he was sent to check on a door on the 32nd floor. He thought people were working in the area.

"I ran down hallway and quickly heard fire". At first, I took cover. I felt the burning sensation. "That's when I called it in on my radio that shots have been fired", he said. "I'm hoping everything is okay with him and I'm sure MGM or the union will let (media) know when we hear something".

That is when Schuck arrived from a higher floor to look at the metal bracket.

"He's a hero", Ruano said, "and nobody knows where he is". "Take cover!" Schuck ducked. At first I took cover.

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That's when the gunfire started, Campos said.

Paddock had seen Campos and Schuck approaching his room through cameras that he had set up for the meticulously-planned assault.

Paddock is accused of killing 58 people and injuring almost 500. The latest police timeline essentially agrees with that. That slamming sound likely caught the shooter's attention.

Police initially said Campos was shot at 9:59 p.m., several minutes before Paddock started firing from the windows of his suite. It's not clear, with the latest timeline, what caused Paddock to stop firing.

As Campos finished recounting his experience, he looked shaken. Hickey didn't hear from the guard afterward and announced to a scrum of reporters that night that Campos had canceled interviews.

"Right now I'm just concerned where my member is, and what his condition is", Hickey said. "So you're talking about it now, and then you're not going to talk about it again". "I don't blame you, because why relive this over and over?"

DeGeneres applauded Campos for being a "hero" and saving so many lives. "Whether it was metro, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the community especially coming to together to help everyone in need, the first responders, even the people that got called in to assist in the hospitals, and just everything is to put the pieces to gather on how everyone came to help that night, even in the darkest hour".

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