Jesus Campos appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’s show on Wednesday. Campos is the Mandalay Bay security guard who was shot by Stephen Paddock before the gunman began his deadly massacre in Las Vegas on a crowd of thousands gathered for a country music festival.
Campos told DeGeneres he went to the shooter’s floor to inspect a door that was left open.
Fox News reports: “There was a metal bracket holding the door in place,” Campos said, describing how he was blocked trying to enter the 32nd floor from a stairwell right next to Paddock’s room. “That was just out of the ordinary. It’s not normal.”
Campos said he reached the floor through another stairwell and inspected the metal bracket from the other side. But before the shots started, he heard what he thought was a drilling sound near Paddock’s room and called security — which sent maintenance worker Stephen Schuck to the floor to investigate.
As Campos walked back into the hallway from a room that leads to the stairwell, the door, which he said was heavy, made a loud noise as it closed behind him.
“I believed that’s what caught the shooter’s attention,” Campos said. “As I was walking down, I heard rapid fire. At first I took cover. I felt the burning sensation. I went to go lift my pant leg up and I saw the blood.”
According to Campos, Paddock was firing from behind the closed door of his hotel room.
“Everyone came together to help that night, even in the darkest hour,” said Campos, who thanked the Las Vegas police, FBI, first responders and hospital workers.
Campos disappeared just before scheduled interviews with several TV networks last week. His reemergence and revelations Wednesday are “unlikely to quell rampant speculation and rumors surrounding the horrific attack,” FOX News stated.
Tomorrow, the first people to encounter the Las Vegas shooter are here – security guard Jesus Campos and building engineer Stephen Schuck. pic.twitter.com/dDmjzN6xBx
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 18, 2017
— Wednesdayy 🇺🇸 (@RealWednesdayy) October 18, 2017
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