Newly released hotel surveillance video from the night of the deadly Las Vegas shooting shows Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino security guard Jesus Campos moments after he was hit by a bullet fired into the hallway of the 32nd floor.
Police bodycam video obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal shows the scene outside of Stephen Paddock’s adjoining suites the night he opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival on October 1. Paddock’s gunfire killed 58 people and injured hundreds more. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound as police and SWAT officers breached his hotel suite.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos was among the first on the scene on the floor where Paddock stored an arsenal of firearms and shot at the crowd through a window in his hotel suite, though Campos was responding to a security call involving another room unrelated to the mass shooting.
Campos was in the hotel hallway when Paddock shot multiple rounds through a door of his suite into the hall, hitting Campos in the leg.
The bodycam video released on Wednesday by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in response to a court order shows Campos interacting with responding officers in the hallway of the Mandalay Bay.
In the bodycam video, Campos appears calm and speaks clearly as he shares what he has observed with the armed police officers. After appearing to show the officers the gunshot wound on his leg, Campos warns them about where he believes the gunman was shooting from when he hit him.
Hey, you guys, the direction on shooting is probably the peephole, so look out for that.”
“Is he shooting down this way?” an officer asks.
“He was. That’s how I got shot,” Campos says.
Campos was not seriously injured in the shooting. He gave only one interview, on the Ellen Degeneres Show in mid-October. It is not known if he is still working at Mandalay Bay.