US Mandalay Bay security guard who was shot hailed for bravery

13:10  05 october  2017
13:10  05 october  2017 Source:   CNN

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Amidst the tragedy and grief wrought by shooter Stephen Paddock in Las Vegas, the heroism of Jesus Campos, a security guard at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Hotel, has come to light, with law agencies and colleagues hailing him a hero for preventing America's worst mass shooting from

The security guard who first approached Stephen Paddock's hotel suite during the massacre in Las Vegas, was shot in the leg and continued to help clear rooms after getting injured, police said. Jesus Campos was identified as the security guard at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

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The security guard who first approached Stephen Paddock's hotel suite during the massacre in Las Vegas, was shot in the leg and continued to help clear rooms after getting injured, police said.

Jesus Campos was identified as the security guard at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, said David Hickey, president of the union that represents the hotel's security guards. He was uncertain whether Campos was armed at the time.

Campos is out of the hospital, but is expected to have surgery at a later date to remove a bullet, Hickey told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

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Hotel security guard hailed for bravery . Guard approached shooter 's room, saved lives. Jesus Campos was identified as the security guard at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, said David Hickey, president of the union that represents the hotel's security guards .

(CNN) - The security guard who first approached Stephen Paddock's hotel suite during the massacre in Las Vegas was shot in the leg and continued to help clear rooms after getting injured, police said. Jesus Campos was identified as the security guard at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

When reached by ABC News, Campos said he was fine. "I was just doing my job," he said.

Campos' actions may have distracted Paddock, possibly saving lives of many people below at the country music festival. The shooter killed 58 people and the attack left nearly 500 concertgoers wounded.

Paddock began firing at concertgoers from his 32nd-floor suite beginning 10:05 p.m. Sunday, according to police.

Campos had been in the building, patrolling the halls and was sent to the area of commotion. When he got to the shooter's floor, Campos found the stairwells had been barricaded and had to use the elevator, Hickey said he was told by local union officials.

When Campos approached Paddock's suite, the shooter "fired through the door, striking Mr. Campos in the upper right thigh," said Hickey who is president of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America.

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A security guard hailed a hero for saving hotel guests despite being shot by Las Vegas gunman floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel when he was shot in the right thigh by Paddock who fired more than 200 Despite being left with a bullet lodged in his leg, the guard , hailed for his 'amazing bravery '

Lombardo said Campos’ bravery was amazing and that he kept working until police officers finally had to order him to stop helping them and go seek medical attention for his gunshot wound. WATCH: Lombardo: Mandalay Bay security guard , while shot and injured by Las Vegas gunman

He faced well over 200 rounds, said Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police on Wednesday. "It's amazing that that security guard didn't sustain additional injury."

After being shot, Campos spoke with police officers at 10:18 p.m., giving them the shooter's exact room and key pass.

"His bravery was amazing because he remained with our officers, providing them the key pass to access the door and continued to help them clear rooms until our officers demanded he seek medical attention," said Lombardo.

Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill also commended the security guard as "very heroic."

When asked why he thought Paddock stopped shooting at concertgoers, McMahill said Tuesday he believed Paddock's attention had been diverted as he fired at the security guard.

CNN's Dave Alsup contributed to this report.

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