Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Security guard Jesus Campos distracted Stephen Paddock from Las Vegas massacre

Security guard Jesus Campos distracted Stephen Paddock from Las Vegas massacre

Campos was the first person to reach outside the sniper's 32nd floor room of the hotel, from which he was busy showering bullets from high powered weapons at concert goers at Route 91 Harvest festival Sunday.

Campos, who was unarmed, went to Paddock's room on the 32nd floor of the hotel to try and stop him from firing.

Campos approached the room on his own, radioing his location to the casino dispatch, which then relayed the message to the police.

"We would not have engaged this individual in the time lapse we did without [the security guard's] assistance", Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told the news outlet.

His coworker, Liliana Rodriguez, stated that Campos was on a "random patrol" when he found the shooter. He only stopped when ordered to by police because of his injuries.

He was injured after Paddock, 64, fired at him through a hotel room door.

Investigators are still piecing together evidence left behind in the hotel room and probing Paddock's background to determine why the retired accountant committed the worst mass shooting in modern USA history.

Police have not yet released a motive for the shooting, which killed 58 people and wounded close to 500, and said Wednesday night that there was no suicide note.

Campos has remained humble despite his heroic act.

ABC News, which contacted Campos to inquire about his health, quoted him as saying, "I'm fine".

Officials, including the most powerful in the country, have lauded his bravery.

"What we have learned is Mr. Campos was encountered by the suspect prior to his shooting to the outside world", Lombardo said. He did a good job. He did a good job. Now, his option would have been trying to do it himself. But if it doesn't work, you (police officers) wouldn't have had the information, maybe, right? "He did the right thing". More than $10,000 has been raised so far, according to the GoFundMe page.

"Anyone of us could have been in the position he was in".

He says Paddock planned to survive and escape but didn't reveal how. "So we are proud of all of our members". "All of those officers are under the same threat on a daily basis, the threat of being harmed for what they do".

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