This seems somewhat bizarre. The original story was after the shooting started a security made his way to the shooter’s room. Due to an advanced surveillance setup, the shooter was aware of the security guard. The shooter then stopped shooting at the crowd and either prepared to take on the police in case of a breach or he just shot him itself immediately after the confrontation. This explained why the shooter stopped shooting at the crowd despite the cops not breaching the room for almost an hour. However, now it turns out that is not the timeline and this story just got a lot weirder…
Campos was responding to an alarm going off in the hotel and ventured off to find the source when he came across the sound of drilling.
The security guard told investigators that Paddock was drilling to an adjacent wall in the hallway — most likely to install a camera or to point a rifle — but never finished the job.
Lombardo said the alarm that went off was not connected to Paddock’s room.
At 9:59 p.m., Campos was shot in the leg after Paddock reportedly fired 200 shots into the hallway. Paddock began shooting into the crowd six minutes later, contradicting original reports that Campos’ arrival is what stopped Paddock’s mass shooting.
Between the time that Campos was shot and Paddock began shooting, Campos notified authorities of what happened, which Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said Friday was “absolutely critical” as it gave police Paddock’s exact location.
This changes a major part of the story. The original argument was after firing hundreds of rounds into the crowd the smoke from the barrel set off the fire alarm. As the Mandalay security guard (Jesus Campos) investigated the fire alarm he was shot by Paddock and it was that confrontation that ended his attack on the people down below. But that’s not what happened and authorities are now saying they don’t know why he stopped shooting. Another question that has nor arisen is why the police were not immediately aware of where this shooting was happening after the security guard was shot? Wouldn’t any logical person assume that a hotel guest who shot a security guard could also be responsible for randomly shooting people from his hotel window? This story was already bizarre with the motive still unknown. Why it took so long for the accurate timeline to be released just adds to the oddness of this whole story. Unfortunately, a this rate, it doesn’t look like we are going to have concrete answers about this shooting anytime soon if ever…