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Jesus Campos emerges: Las Vegas security guard set to detail horrific shooting for first time

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Jesus Campos, the security guard who was shot in the leg by Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock and who has been hailed has a hero for helping to bring the attack to an end, emerged after news of his "disappearance" broke nearly a week ago.

Campos resurfaced for a taping of Wednesday's program of the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," where he discussed the deadly shooting for the first time. A clip was released Wednesday morning.

What happened?

  • Campos was set to give interviews to a variety of media outlets last week but disappeared just minutes before his scheduled speaking time.
  • Investigative reporter Laura Loomer visited the Campos residence, but was turned away by a woman who said she could not “talk about this.” Loomer later reported that Campos’ family has a gag order.
  • David Hickey, president of the Security Police and Fire Professionals Union who is representing Campos, revealed that Campos left the building and was taken to a walk-in health care clinic. It was reported on Monday that Campos was not seen at any of the walk-in clinics.
  • Hickey on Monday revealed, “We have had no contact with him. … Clearly, somebody knows where he is.”

What do we know so far about what he told Ellen DeGeneres?

  • Campos, who appeared on the show alongside Mandalay Bay hotel maintenance engineer Stephen Schuck, told the TV host that his comments on her show would be the only public comments about the shooting that he would make.
  • Campos noted that when he got to Paddock's 32nd floor, the hallway door was jammed shut with "brackets," and Schuck was summoned to assist.
  • "As I was walking down [the hallway], I heard rapid fire," Campos told DeGeneres. "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."
  • "Once I got more than halfway [down the hallway] is when I saw Jesus and heard shooting," Schuck said of the moment he arrived on the 32nd floor. "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 would've got hit."
  • Schuck added that shots from Paddock "were passing by my head, and I could feel the pressure" from the rounds.
  • For their efforts, Schuck was provided with an all-expenses-paid trip to an Indianapolis Colts game, and Campos received season tickets for the Oakland Raiders.
  • $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.

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