By Tim Brown
The security guard at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas that claimed to have been shot by alleged shooter Stephen Paddock was heard on video claiming that Paddock had shot him with a “pellet or a .22.”
Several video clips from body cameras from officers on the scene were released to the public. In this video, officers arrive to find Campos leaning up against a wall with his pants leg pulled up.
“I don’t know if it’s a pellet or a .22,” Campos says as he turns to show the officers his wound, which you can’t really make out in the video.
The officers can be seen looking down the hallway towards Paddock’s room, though no shots can be heard.
“Hey, you guys, the direction on shooting is probably the peephole, so look out for that,” Campos can be heard saying
“Is he shooting down this way?” one of the officers asks.
“He was. That’s how I got shot,” Campos says.
Maybe it’s just me here, but does anyone else recognize that the time stamp on the video seems to be off? It registers October 2, 2017, at 5:18. That would have been the very next day. Now, it’s certainly possible the cameras time was just not updated, but don’t these guys seem pretty calm for engaging a shooter that appeared to be using automatic weapons? I’m just asking here.
As Rachel Blevins points out:
According to the timeline of the shooting, Campos arrived on the 32nd floor around 10 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2017, with the intention of investigating “an alert of an open door in a guest’s room down the hall from Paddock’s suite.” He then called security dispatch to report the blocked door at 10:04 p.m. and was shot by Paddock at 10:06 p.m.
The first two police officers to enter the 32nd floor, who are presumably the officers featured in the body camera footage, did not make it to the floor until 10:57 p.m., approximately 42 minutes after Paddock is said to have fired his final shot out of his hotel room window, at a nearby concert festival.
Given the fact that they did not know if Paddock was still alive, or if he planned to continue the shooting rampage, the idea that Campos and the two other men who were standing with him appeared to be nonchalantly waiting, several feet down the hall from where a man was just caught shooting out of his hotel room door is absurd.
I find it absurd as well. It seems that one could honestly question whether this is actual footage from the night of October 1, 2017 or if it has been staged, given the circumstances, reaction of Campos and the officers, as well as the time stamp on the video recording.
Campos is the guard that mysteriously disappeared just after the shooting, turning up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for a brief interview, but the timeline regarding his alleged encounter with Paddock has changed multiple times during the investigation.
Other videos were released and posted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. You can see those here.
One of the videos actually shows police going into a room to find a baby in it all alone.
Little by little this information is coming out, and there remain hundreds of hours of video and audio calls that have never been heard by the public, but the question I have is why not simply release it all at once and let it be scrutinized rather than certain clips in increments? What do you think?
Republished with permission Freedom Outpost
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Tim Brown is an author and Editor at FreedomOutpost.com, SonsOfLibertyMedia.com, GunsInTheNews.com and TheWashingtonStandard.com. He is husband to his “more precious than rubies” wife, father of 10 “mighty arrows”, jack of all trades, Christian and lover of liberty. He resides in the U.S. occupied Great State of South Carolina.