‘I heard rapid fire, looked down and saw blood’: Hero security guard who was Vegas gunman’s first victim describes moment killer fired 200 bullets at him through a door at the Mandalay Bay

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Paul Martin

Jesus Campos is the Mandalay Bay security guard who first alerted police to the Vegas gunman, when the killer shot at him through the door of his hotel suite
He recently sat down for an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, which is scheduled to air Wednesday afternoon
A preview clip of the interview was released Wednesday morning
In the clip, Campos describes the moment that gunman Stephen Paddock started shooting at him
‘I heard rapid fire and at first I took cover. I felt a burning sensation, I went to go lift my pant leg up and I saw blood,’ he said
Jesus Campos vanished before he was scheduled to give TV interviews last week
He said that his interview with Ellen will now be his first and only one and he has not been paid

18 October 2017

The security guard who was shot at the beginning of the Las Vegas gunman’s rampage has finally spoken out about his brush with death.

Jesus Campos had several interviews scheduled last week, before he cancelled them all and disappeared.

But he resurfaced on Tuesday, when Ellen announced that she would be interviewing him on her show.

Ellen released a preview of the interview Wednesday morning, in which Campos describes the moment that gunman Stephen Paddock started shooting at him through the door of his Mandalay Bay hotel room suite.

Sitting next to maintenance worker Stephen Schuck, who was also shot at by Paddock, Campos says he went up to the 32nd floor to figure out why a fire escape door wasn’t opening.

When he reached the 32nd floor he said he heard ‘drilling sounds’ and assumed they were doing work nearby. It’s unclear what those drilling sounds were. The most recent police timeline says that Paddock hadn’t started shooting at the festival until after Campos arrived on the floor and was injured.

The stairwell door emptied onto the 32nd floor right outside Paddock’s corner suite, and Campos was walking away from the room when he says the gunman started shooting at him.

‘I heard rapid fire,’ Campos recalled. ‘At first I took cover. I felt a burning sensation. I went to go lift my pant leg up and I saw the blood and that’s when I called it in on my radio.’

Police believe Paddock was tipped off to Campos’ arrival due to security cameras he rigged in the hallway. They say he fired 200 gunshots through the door at Campos before opening fire at a music festival across the street through a broken window in his room.

Shuck arrived on the floor just as Campos was being shot at, and he credits the security guard with saving his life.

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