After the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas earlier this month, stories of heroism have slowly trickled out through the media.
But one of the people at the heart of the event, the security guard who was the first person to confront the shooter Stephen Paddock, has stayed out of the spotlight since the shooting two weeks ago. Jesus Campos was patrolling the halls of the Mandalay Bay Resort Casino on the night of the shooting.
Police originally said that Campos managed to stop Paddock from firing on the crowd, then changed their story to say that Campos confronted and was shot by Paddock minutes before the shooting. The security guard was expected to clarify what happened that night on a series of TV interviews last week, but he canceled them at the last minute.
It seems that the man many are calling a hero needed time out of the spotlight to reflect on that night and recover. As he told Ellen Degeneres on his first TV since the shooting, Campos is “doing better each day, slowly but surely. Just healing mentally and physically.”
And he also revealed details of his dramatic confrontation with Paddock during the interview…