After weeks of keeping quiet, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino security guard Jesus Campos has emerged on the Ellen show, breaking his silence on the night that changed the lives of hundreds of people forever.
Mr Campos was the first to confront Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, after he was called to check on an open hallway door near Paddock’s suite on the 32nd floor.
On the Ellen Degeneres Show on Tuesday, Mr Campos was joined by building engineer Stephen Schuck, who was also one of the first people to encounter Paddock seconds before he opened fire on a crowd of country music festival-goers on October 1.
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The pair, who were visibly very emotional, told of their recollection of what happened on that fatal night.
“As I was walking down the hallway, I heard rapid fire,” Campos told Ellen.
“I took cover, and I felt a burning sensation. I went to go lift my pant leg up and saw blood. That’s when I called in on my radio that shots were fired.”
Mr Schuck praised Campos for saving his life.
“Once I got more than halfway down the hallway is when I saw Jesus and heard shooting,” Schuck said.
“At first I thought it was a jackhammer.
“Jesus leaned out and said, ‘Take cover, take cover,’ and yelled at me, and within milliseconds, if he didn’t say that, I could’ve got hit.”