After reports of Jesus Campos - the security guard who was wounded when he approached the shooter's room on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay - had "vanished" before a scheduled interview, it seems he was actually just waiting to speak for the first time since the shooting on The Ellen Show.
In the interview, that was pre-taped and will air today, Jesus recounts what happened that night.
“I’m walking down [the hallway] and I believe that’s what caught the shooter’s attention,” Campos told DeGeneres. He also noted he was on duty, patrolling the stairwells when he noticed the door to the 32nd floor was “blocked off.”
“As I was walking down I heard rapid fire and at first I took cover. I felt a burning sensation. I went to go lift my pant leg up and I saw the blood. That’s when I called it in on my radio, that shots had been fired.”
Building engineer Stephen Schuck joined Jesus for the interview, as he was also in the hallway at the time bullets were being fired out of the hotel room door.
Stephen said: “I saw Jesus and I started to hear shooting. At the time I didn’t know it was shooting, I thought it was a jackhammer... That’s when Jesus, he leaned out and he said, ‘Take cover! Take cover!’ Yelled at me, and within milliseconds if he didn’t say that I would’ve got hit.”
I can't wait to watch the full interview and hear more of Jesus and Stephen's story of that night. THANK YOU to both of these brave men for speaking about such a scary situation.
Tomorrow, the first people to encounter the Las Vegas shooter are here – security guard Jesus Campos and building engineer Stephen Schuck. pic.twitter.com/dDmjzN6xBx— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 18, 2017