Mandalay Bay guard who was shot by Vegas gunman still ‘missing’ after disappearing right before TV interviews
Security guard Jesus Campos had been preparing for TV interviews but then seemingly disappeared, and hasn’t been seen since.A broken window where a gunman opened fire from an upper story of Mandalay Bay resort on a country music festival across the street on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night, leaving at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured, shown on Oct. 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
The Mandalay Bay security guard who was shot in the leg by gunman Stephen Paddock earlier this month – reportedly before Paddock went on a shooting spree and killed 58 people, injuring nearly 500 others at a country music festival – has not been seen since right before he was scheduled to appear in TV interviews.
Union head David Hickey, who leads the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA), said on Friday that security guard Jesus Campos has not been seen since he allegedly went to a walk-in health clinic last week – about four days ago, Fox reported.
Hickey had said Campos was meeting with MGM officials on Thursday afternoon, this just before Campos’ many scheduled TV interviews, Fox reported.
Hickey had told reporters: “For the past four days he’s [Campos] been preparing … we had a meeting with MGM officials, and after that meeting was over, we talked about the interviews, we went to a private area, and when we came out, Mr. Campos was gone,” Fox 5 Las Vegas reported.
Fox reported that Hickey “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.”
There are eight UMC Quick Care locations in the Las Vegas area, and a spokesperson for UMC Quick Care told Fox they had “heard nothing” about Campos visiting one of their facilities.
The SPFPA had not responded to Fox for comment.
Paddock rained bullets down at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino across the street. Paddock was found in the room with a self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was reportedly dead when the police arrived.