Mandalay Bay security guard reveals details about Las Vegas shooting

  • Mandalay Bay security guard reveals details about Las Vegas shooting

Mandalay Bay security guard reveals details about Las Vegas shooting

Campos is the security guard who was shot by Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.

Las Vegas police initially stated Paddock shot Campos through the door of his 32nd-floor hotel suite during the middle of the shooting rampage. Authorities have since changed the timeline again, saying Campos was not shot beforehand but was shot around the time Paddock opened fire on festival goers. That, he believes, is what alerted Paddock to his presence.

"As soon as I started to go to a door to my left the rounds started coming down the hallway", Schuck said. "I went to go lift a pant leg and I saw the blood", Campos said. "That's when I called it in on my radio that shots had been fired", Campos said.

"Because he was still shooting, so you would have been hit if he hadn't told you", DeGeneres said. They didn't know anything about it, so they dispatched an engineer (Stephen Schuck) to go verify what that was. However, Campos said, he was met with a blocked door in the stairway.

Degeneres then gave Campos and Schuck tickets to see their favorite National Football League teams, and said that the show would be making a donation in their honor to the victims fund.

"Within milliseconds, if he didn't say that, I would have got hit", Schuck said, describing bullets whizzing past his head.

"I want to say today that I don't think we've a good enough job recognizing him and his actions and for that I apologize", McMahill said at a press conference on October 6. DeGeneres hailed the two men as heroes and presented Schuck with gifts.

In an eight-minute section of the interview released by "Good Morning America", Campos said he found the fire door blocked when he came up from the 31st floor. Campos "is not missing", a Vegas police officer tells the website, sounding frustrated at some wild conspiracy theories surfacing.

Campos also told a woman who had stepped out of her hotel room to get back inside because "it wasn't safe".

Thanks to Campos, Schuck was unharmed.

She noted that the show had offered to pay the pair for the interview but they had refused the money, instead gifting them tickets to see their favourite sports teams play.

$25,000 was also donated in Campos's name to the Las Vegas Victims' Fund, which, at the time of this writing, has received over $10 million in donations.

MGM Resorts, the owner of Mandalay Bay, is a sponsor of the Ellen DeGeneres Show and features Ellen-themed slot machines at its casinos including Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, New York-New York, Excalibur, Luxor, Monte Carlo, and Bellagio among others, according to a link from her show's website.