Vegas Massacre Story Changes: Gunman Shot Security Guard Before Opening Fire On Crowd

Tyler Durden's picture

In a dramatic shift to the original Las Vegas shooting narrative, over a week after Stephen Paddock rained down bullets on a crowd and killed 58 people, late on Monday Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo drastically changed the timeline of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, and now the gunman allegedly opened fire on a security guard six minutes before he unleashed the massacre. Officials had previously claimed that Paddock, 64, shot Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos only after Paddock had started shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country-music festival from his 32nd-floor hotel suite on Oct. 1.

The revision to the story also undermines the story surrounding the end of the shooting: officials had previously credited Campos, who was shot in the leg, with stopping the 10-minute assault by turning the gunman's attention to the hotel hallway, where Campos was checking an alert for an open door in another guest's room. However, with the revelation that Campos was shot before his mass shooting, officials now admit they don’t know why he stopped his attack.

As part of the new "story", officials said that police officers who rushed to the hotel room when the shooting began didn't know a hotel security guard had been shot "until they met him in the hallway after exiting the elevator," Lombardo said.

The security guard, Jesus Campos, was struck in the leg as the gunman, from behind his door, shot into the hallway on the 32nd floor. Paddock apparently detected Campos via surveillance cameras he set up outside his hotel suite, police have said.

Paddock shot the guard at 9:59 p.m. local time, Lombardo said, shortly before raining down bullets on the Route 91 Harvest festival in an attack that began at 10:05 p.m. and lasted 10 minutes. Police officers found Campos when they arrived on the floor.

And since it is not Campos who summoned the police, it is once again unclear what event catalyze the end of the mass shooting.

Lombardo also disclosed that Paddock was seen on numerous occasions in Las Vegas without any person accompanying him and he gambled the night before the shooting. “This individual purposely hid his actions leading up to this event, and it is difficult for us to find the answers,” said Lombardo, who said he was frustrated with the speed of the investigation.

“In coordination with the FBI’s behavioral analysis unit, a comprehensive picture is being drawn as to the suspect’s mental state and currently we do not believe there is one particular event in the suspect’s life for us to key on,” Lombardo said.

Meanwhile, Sheriff Lombardo refuted something he himself insinuated last week, when he said that there is no indication anyone other than Paddock fired on the crowd: "We have uncovered no evidence to show there was a second shooter."

Now, as part of the new narrative, Lombardo said it was unclear why Paddock stopped firing at the crowd, suggesting he may have initially planned to escape. As we reported last week, Paddock also shot at jet fuel tanks at McCarran International Airport and had protective gear in the hotel suite and explosives in his parked car.

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J S Bach's picture

Why would it take over a week for that little tidbit to come out?  Trust no one in authority.  They all have ulterior motives.

Deathrips's picture

The target is txpayers wallets and freedums...this is expensive pay per view. Whats option B to voting?


Thay arent stupid.......





bigdumbnugly's picture

stay tuned... more side stepping to come.

Deathrips's picture

Look ..the missing shells!


Fake as fuck. THey blew their credentials long ago.


Fool me once.


watch how they spin all this to make some kind of story....fuck them



espirit's picture

Just keep focused on how this story evoles from the original.

Moar popcorn, please?

bigdumbnugly's picture
Vegas Massacre Story Changes: Gunman Shot Security Guard Before Opening Fire On Crowd


should read:   'Security Guard shot Patsy before Accomplises opened fire on Crowd.'

Sanity Bear's picture

Looks like an arms trafficking sting where the target wasn't going to go down quietly.

JSBach1's picture

"We have uncovered no evidence to show there was a second shooter."

Have they heard of the technology called the internet? /sarc

Check the cabbie video, interrogate witnesses, search police scanner audio FFS! Oh wait...

TeamDepends's picture

Well one thing is certain, Adam Lanza-Oswald-Tsarniev-Paddock is guilty as fuck.

espirit's picture

Let me explain how this works.

Jesus responded to an open door alarm on the same floor because of an air pressure monitor indicated ambient pressure differential from conditioned air. He fucked up and went to the adjoining room first, and this was after the 32 nd floor panels were smashed open.

The narrative was that he found an open door next to Paddocks suite. Keep track of the changes.

Troll Magnet's picture

Fuck this. Let’s see the CCTV footage.

loebster's picture

Even that can be faked. Remember 9/11?

Never trust the media. PERIOD.

Pinto Currency's picture

Is Aaron Rouse (COMEY appointee) who is in charge of the Las Vegas shooting investigation the husband of John Podestas daughter Megan Rouse?

Urban Roman's picture

<jon lovitz>

And then .. and then he shot a security guard! Yeah! That's the ticket!

</jon lovitz>

Pinto Currency's picture

Megan Rouse' husband is Gordon - although Gordon Rouse may be a relative of Aaron Rouse so there could still be a link to Podesta's daughter Megan Rouse.

Scar Bro's picture

That Lombardo is a lying pos. Is in it up to his neck with the FBI. Looks like the class dunce. I mean, his face just looks so stupid - his mouth is always hanging open. Fucking retarded cunt.

beemasters's picture

This case is getting more suspicious everyday. And why isn't there even a mention of hotel cctv's? Are they still busy editing them before the big release???

Shitonya Serfs's picture

Original "story" of HeySoos here:

Best line:
"Police said Paddock managed to fire off over 200 rounds as the security guard approached the suspect's room alone. But the guard managed to direct police to the exact location of Paddock's suite and even provided a hotel key to officers looking to clear rooms on the 32nd floor before they insisted he get medical attention. "

Cardinal Fang's picture

Interestingly, the Las Vegas Sheriffs department is in charge of the investigation.

That's your first clue that they don't want this solved.

'If you find anything, let us know, thanks.'

Ha ha ha...

Tactical Joke's picture

I would argue they're more competent than the FBI. Ask an LEO who's "worked with" the FBI what he thinks of them. The only thing the FBI is good at is killing civillians.

Gatto's picture

Just so happened that the cameras were down for maintence at the time of the shooting.

detached.amusement's picture

Sorry, that would jeopardize national security

Mr. Universe's picture

From Natural news...

The death toll at the Las Vegas Mandalay massacre was 59 (so far). Though a horrifying tragedy, opioid drugs alone are killing 560 times more people each year than died in the Vegas tragedy.

This means that opioid drugs alone are causing the near-equivalent of two Las Vegas massacres PER DAY in terms of the number killed.

That’s obscene. It’s criminal. But there are currently no calls at all to ban this highly dangerous, highly lethal class of drugs. Could it be because Big Pharma is such a big contributor to political campaigns?

MsCreant's picture

Pig Pharma.

Sell some Narcan to sum bitches.

Twodogs's picture

Thinking outside of the box here, but maybe because people in pain would suffer horribly without it?


As has been proved many times in history, banning a addictive substance does very little to reduce it's usage. It only increases its price and creates a black market which criminals quickly take advantage of.

There are programs available which provide medications, which allow a person to function normally who are addicted. This is the only viable solution I know of. My son has been addicted for over half of his 40 years and this program has been the only thing which has worked for him.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

I wonder if banning guns would eliminate violent crime. . .

Barney Fife's picture

Natural News wants you to chew on willow bark to alleviate your post operative hip replacement surgery pain.

Barney Fife's picture

Ban them? That writer is a total fucking idiot. Please shut up, Natural News.

spanish inquisition's picture

He also does some acoustic forensic analysis to determine shooter site(s).

Edit: Well worth the time.

spanish inquisition's picture

Why would you shoot 200 times (2 full clips) at a door when you can look out into the hallway with your cameras? The police said he expected to and had plans to escape.

I would like to see a picture of the door. Is it possible that he was locked in and was trying to get out?


RedBaron616's picture

People who follow the prescription aren't likely to become druggies. If you abuse drugs, why now blame the drugmakers instead of yourself? But no one does that anymore. It is ALWAYS someone ELSE to blame, never the drug abuser. Makes total sense. NOT!

Tactical Joke's picture

It's completely dependent on the person. I, for example, absolutely hate opiods and the way they make me feel. A friend of mine will not take them because he felt it was far too easy for him to get addicted to the euphoria they produce in him.

smallblockchevy350's picture

People like to forget that morphine used to be 100% legal and sold over-the-counter. Lots of other drugs, too, before government "saved" us all from the evil, bad drugs.


Back in the 40's you could walk into a hardware store and walk out with a full-auto Thompson submachine gun, too.


Cynicles II's picture

Too much $money$ packed into the crony pols pockets to even consider reduction of opiods.

Mr. Ed's picture

"It'll take another week or so to get the whole story straight" they said with a straight face.

Dolar in a vortex's picture

He's dead Jim.

Or not, according to some internet videos.

The great thing about the news today is, you'll never know the truth. About anything. Unless you do the deed.

Ikiru's picture

Come on JS, witness/victim videos, audio recordings of police, and live witness interviews don't count as evidence. It only counts if the authorities tell us to believe it. The amazing thing is that if the authorities came out tomorrow and told the public that there were actually 10 shooters involved without providing any evidence, 95% of the population would immediately believe it.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

The amazing thing is the length of time before the police got to the 32nd floor. Whether or not he prevented the massacre, at least, the security guard went up there in a timely manner. The press just wanted a hero story.

ali-ali-al-qomfri's picture

Courage is heavy man, you try and drag 200lbs of Hero up a humid stair case.

ooh what???

the elevators were working and take only 7 minutes...hhhhmmmmm.

All Risk No Reward's picture

Precisely define "uncovered," officer. TIA...

Forensic acoustic proof of SECOND shooter in the Las Vegas massacre

Oh, and Paddock definitely wasn't the first barrage shooter...


SafelyGraze's picture

The security guard, Jesus Campos, was struck in the leg by the gunman

it is once again unclear what event catalyze the end of the mass shooting

but ask yourself: what would you do if you realized you just shot JC?


JSBach1's picture

Some other ZH'er posted this link on a different thread:

"...Police said Paddock fired 200 rounds into the hallway..."

3LockBox's picture

Which one of the shooters shot him?