"Doing Better Each Day" - Missing Vegas Massacre Security Guard Resurfaces...

The mystery is over. After vanishing since last Thursday, wounded Las Vegas security guard Jesus Campos has been found... On the set of 'Ellen'.

As we noted previously, the general story of Campos' disappearance appears to have been confirmed by ABC journalist Stephanie Wash, who tweeted Thursday evening:

Media scrum tonight as we learn security officer shot in Vegas attack, Jesus Campos’ whereabouts are unknown.”

 

“Jesus Campos was set to do 5 intvs tonight per union president, but they’ve lost contact. ‘We were in a room & we came out & he was gone,’” she also tweeted.

Then, David Hickey of the Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) told reporters Friday that he got a text the night before saying Jesus Campos was taken to a UMC Quick Care facility, though he did not specify where or whom the text came from.

A spokesperson at the UMC Quick Care, which has eight locations throughout the Las Vegas area, told Fox News on Monday that they had "heard nothing" about Campos visiting them.

And now, as Ellen herself tweeted this morning, we know where he is...

As The LA Times reports, Ellen DeGeneres’ television talk show is expected to broadcast the much-anticipated first interview with the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino security guard, who was the first shooting victim in the Oct. 1 massacre in Las Vegas.

In a recording of his appearance on “Ellen” obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Campos, who said he was “doing better each day, slowly but surely,” confirmed he had called in when he was shot - before the full rampage began.

But he gave few other details that would answer nagging questions about the response of hotel security and Las Vegas police.

He said he called security dispatch to transfer his call to the building's engineers, who sent an engineer to examine the door.

“At that time I heard what I assumed was drilling sounds,” Campos said. (Officials have said that Paddock appeared to be drilling into a wall inside his room for unknown reasons.)

 

As Campos walked down the hall, away from Paddock's suite, the outer door of the access room, which was unblocked, closed loudly behind him.

 

“I believe that's what caught the shooter's attention,” Campos said. “As I was walking down, I heard rapid fire, and at first I took cover.”

 

The gunman was shooting through the door of his hotel suite. “I don't know how he was shooting.”

 

Campos felt a “burning sensation” and went to lift his pant leg up and, seeing blood, realized he’d been shot.

 

“That's when I called it in on my radio that shots had been fired,” Campos said. “I was going to say that I was hit, but I got on my cellphone just to clear that radio traffic for — they can coordinate the rest of the call.”

The photo of Campos holding a cane on the set Tuesday shows him alongside maintenance engineer Stephen Schuck, who was also shot at by the gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.

Schuck described hearing shooting and thinking, “it was a jackhammer.”

“As an engineer, I am like, we are not working up here this late at night. We wouldn’t be doing that. I believe it was outside. It wasn’t in the hallway yet.

 

That’s when Jesus leaned out and said take cover, take cover. Yelled at me and within millisecond, if he hadn’t said that, I would’ve gotten hit.”

Comments

Giant Meteor toady Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:41 Permalink

Well I did not comment at all when he presumably went "missing" ,, but my immediate thought was, he'll likely re-surface on one of the talkie shows. Damn, imagine, my complete and total surprise! Although it does appear he put a great deal of thought, or rather his new agent, and legal team put a great deal of thought, into shopping his story ,,,Why oh why must everything be turned into a greater discovery, ever since Titanic gave up HER hidden treasures? Damn, more mud and rotted fiat ..Next ! 

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newdoobie Gaius Frakkin'… Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:42 Permalink

He is not required to make his where abouts know to anyone but the police. I hope he gets paid a mint for his story.  I bet he was ready to go on the news when someone called and offered him a boodle of cash if they got the story first So he dissapeared. Saw some really incriminating stuff on the internet about him that apparently wasn't true or he'd be in jail.

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radiasian newdoobie Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:19 Permalink

"Saw some really incriminating stuff on the internet about him that apparently wasn't true or he'd be in jail."I can't tell if that's missing a /sarc because.... ummmm... by that logic all that stuff about the corrupt, feckless shits in our government, banking system, media, etc etc "apparently wasn't true?"

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caconhma robertsgt40 Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:35 Permalink

The crime syndicate just does not control the Internet. It is not the JFK assassination 1962 when FBI/CIA have doctored Zapruder film and very few even knew about its existence.  Nowadays, everyone is capable of making a video and placing it on the Internet for millions to see and get interpretations from sources outside of the mass media controlled by 'the Deep State".

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Hugh_Jorgan HopefulCynical Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:20 Permalink

"UMC Quick Care" - Eff BIE Eye translation:

Whisked away to a Cee EYE AY black ops location for a week of "helping" him learn about pain management and a bit of... ahem, "debriefing". Upon leaving:

"I'm so glad we all see the timing and details of this incident the same way Mr. Campos, it's best for the security of everyone concerned that this is so..."

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HungryPorkChop HopefulCynical Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:13 Permalink

With all the guns in this persons hotel room it just reeks of a gun running operation.  Was he trying to arm multiple people?  Then there's constant reports of people on the ground stating there were multiple shooters.  This is one screwed up lame stream media story.Then the big star witness disappears and ends up on an entertainment program?  Personally I don't even understand how this guy is much of a witness but just one piece of a massive jigsaw puzzle.  My question is why are they trying to make this guy a star witness?  The 100's of hours of recorded video will tell the real story but so far nada, zip, zero.  I've been on the Strip and casino hotels multiple times.  The only place the big casinos don't have 24/7 cameras recording your every move is inside public bathrooms and your room.  You can't breath in one of those hotels without being filmed.  There should be 100's of hours of video showing this whack job bringing in all those guns and everyone that ventured near his room. These big casinos film every square inch and doesn't matter if he used a freight elevator, stairwell or had Batman carry him across the ceiling.  Every second he was outside his room it's guaranteed that every movement is on high definition video.The last time I was there my hotel room was on the 27th floor.  There were cameras about every 10 feet on that floor along with 3 or 4 cameras positioned at all elevators.  There were cameras at all stairwell entrances and exits, etc.  There should high definition time stamped video of this security guard approaching this guys room along with him being shot.  I just don't see where he's a big star witness like they are trying to make him? 

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STP HungryPorkChop Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:18 Permalink

My wife, (before she became mine) a number of years ago, was in Vegas with her sister in cojoined rooms.  She had to visit her sister for something or other, for a few minutes and had her two young children with her, eight and nine years old.  So she made sure the hallway or front door was locked and then went to her sister's room.A few minutes later, Hotel Security knocked on her sister's door and told my wife, that she shouldn't leave children alone in the room!!!

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HungryPorkChop STP Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:25 Permalink

@STP: Absolutely correct.  You can't breath in one of these big casino hotels without being on time stamped high definition camera.  It doesn't matter if you're walking down the hallway of the 27th floor or eating a sandwich at a restaurant.  My guess is for every 10 or 15 minutes that you're outside the room there is probably an hour of video given you're being watched by multiple cameras at the same time.  There's nothing this security guard is going to tell us except 'he's lucky to be alive' that they shouldn't already know from all the camera video.  Something stinks!!!

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