A key witness to the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting earlier this month reportedly left the country in the week following the October 1 massacre, despite having been injured in the gunfire.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on Wednesday night that he had obtained border security documents showing that Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino security guard Jesus Campos was in Mexico in the days following the deadly shooting, during which gunman Stephen Paddock reportedly shot Campos in the leg when he fired through his hotel room door into the hallway.
Carlson said the documents show that Campos returned to the U.S. from Mexico “exactly one week” after the mass shooting, returning through the Baja California Norte crossing. Campos also reportedly returned from the same crossing in January, but at that time he was driving his own car. When he returned to the U.S. in October, he was reportedly driving a rental car registered in California.
The documents reportedly only show Campos’s return to the U.S. It is unclear what day he arrived in Mexico or how he got there.
In the Fox News segment, Carlson questioned why authorities did not report injured security guard’s visit to Mexico while they were ostensibly investigating the deadly shooting.
“Why did it take a government leak for us to find that out?” Carlson asked.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Campos had been scheduled to make multiple media appearances on Thursday, October 12, but he left a hotel where he was prepping for the interviews just hours before his scheduled appearances. He re-emerged a week later, when he appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show alongside a Mandalay Bay security engineer who was also a witness to the shooting.
According to all available information, MGM Resorts International, which operates the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, arranged for the afternoon talk show interview, which Degeneres said on the show would be Campos’s only media interview.
“Why have so many people gone to so much trouble to shape the story of Jesus Campos?” Carlson asked on Wednesday night.
MGM Resorts International did not immediately respond to an inquiry for further information about Campos’s trip to Mexico.
[Feature image: Associated Press]