Security guard coddled by building engineer as he gave his eyewitness account of his encounter with Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock
(INTELLIHUB) — Wounded Mandalay Bay security officer Jesus Campos appeared on a pre-taped episode of “The Ellen Show” which aired Wednesday to give his long-awaited testimony about his encounter with the “shooter” Stephen Paddock on the night of Oct. 1.
During the bizarre interview, Campos speaks about his encounter with the 64-year-old gunman with Ellen DeGeneres as Mandalay Bay building engineer Stephen Schuck sits to Campos’s side coddling him.
According to Campos, he went up the 31st stairwell to the 32nd-floor to check on a door alarm after receiving a notification to ‘check and secure’ the doors where he found the stairwell door to the 32nd-floor was ‘blocked’ and that’s when Campos called engineering to report the jam. About that time the security officer heard “drilling” sounds coming from the suspect’s room. had to go back down to the 31st-floor to reemerge on the 32nd-floor from another hallway.
That’s when Campos says that he descended the back down to the 31st-floor in order to reemerge on the 32nd-floor via another hallway. Once Campos reemerged on the 32nd-floor and was headed down the ‘100 hallway’ toward Paddock’s that’s when he heard gunfire and felt a “burning sensation” in his leg. He was struck in the upper thigh by one of the shooter’s bullets.
Once Campos reemerged on the 32nd-floor and was headed down the ‘100 hallway’ toward Paddock’s that’s when he claims he heard gunfire and subsequently felt a “burning sensation” in his leg. Campos was struck in the upper thigh by one of the shooter’s bullets.
Amid the gunfire, the security officer was able to warn the building’s engineer Schuck to ‘take cover.’ Schuck was just starting to walk down the hall at that precise moment when he was able to jump out of the way into a cubby.
A few things that appeared to be off during the interview
- Throughout the duration of the interview, the duo can be seen looking backstage, possibly for direction from their handler.
- At one point Ellen reverts to a diagram which shows Paddock’s 32nd-floor room no. 135 and the neighboring room no. 134. Interestingly enough, on the diagram, no adjoining door can be seen which is a discrepancy from the official story given by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.
Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn comment on the ‘conspiracy’
What are your thoughts on the interview? Please comment below.