Las Vegas shooting security guard will be subpoenaed to testify

Jesus Campos is the key witness in the deadly massacre, and one of Stephen Paddock’s victims

The security guard at the center of the Las Vegas shooting massacre will be called to testify on the timeline of events the night that Stephen Paddock shot at a crowd of concertgoers from his hotel room window, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more — including the guard — before taking his own life.

According to Las Vegas news station KSNV, an attorney for shooting victim Rachel Sheppard says that Jesus Campos, the key witness to the deadly massacre, will be served with a subpoena to testify about the shooting timeline and other key facts that have yet to be satisfactorily clarified by law enforcement a month after the massacre.

Campos was on the 32nd floor at the same time that Paddock began shooting from his hotel suite window. According to the most recent police timeline, Paddock shot into the hallway where Campos was, hitting him in the leg, just before he opened fire on the concertgoers.

Fox News reports that attorneys connected to multiple civil suits regarding the mass shooting will be allowed in to the Route 91 Harvest Festival grounds to inspect the area for possible relevant evidence on Tuesday, reportedly the first time that anyone not connected to law enforcement will be allowed into the area

Sheppard, 26, was critically injured in the massacre after suffering multiple gunshot wounds while in the audience of the country music show. The New Yorker published a detailed report on her injury and recovery, revealing that doctors at one point suspected she would not survive her injuries. She continues to suffer severe complications and will not be able to work for at least a year.

As the New Yorker reports, Sheppard’s attorneys have already won an injunction to preserve evidence from the massacre. The lawsuit specifically names MGM Resorts International, which owns and operates Mandalay Bay; the company that manufactures the bump stocks that Paddock used to semi-automate his weapons; and the estate of Stephen Paddock.

At attorney for Sheppard did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


[Feature image: Associated Press]