Security officer who located Vegas shooter kept helping cops after being shot
An unarmed security officer is being hailed as a hero for his part in stopping the gunman in Sunday’s deadly attack
By PoliceOne Staff
LAS VEGAS – An unarmed security officer is being hailed as a hero for his part in stopping the gunman in Sunday’s deadly attack in Las Vegas.
According to ABC News, Jesus Campos located Stephen Paddock on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. He was shot in the leg as he approached Paddock’s room – which had cameras set up to detect police.
Despite his wound and the hail of gunfire he faced, Campos managed to alert police to Paddock’s location. Campos even provided a hotel key for the officers to clear the floor and continued to help until they urged him to get medical treatment.
Campos told ABC News he was just doing his job.
Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo praised the security officer in a news conference on Wednesday.
"His bravery was amazing," Lombardo said. "He gave our officers the key card for the room and then continued clearing rooms until he was ordered to go seek attention."
Paddock fired over 200 rounds when he was discovered.