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Second Mandalay Bay employee on floor during shooting speaks

One day after MGM Resorts International, the owners of the Mandalay Bay, disputed the new timeline put out by the police, conveniently a hotel employee spoke to the media, most likely with permission from MGM.

Stephen Schuck, a Mandalay Bay maintenance engineer told NBC News’ “Today” on Wednesday that he was on the 32nd floor with Mandalay Bay security officer, Jesus Campos, when the gunman fired on them.

According to Schuck he was on a higher-level floor of the hotel on Oct. 1 when he got a call to check on a fire exit door that wouldn’t open on the 32nd floor. He said he had just entered the hallway when the first round of gunfire went off.

“I could feel them (bullets) pass right behind my head,” Schuck said.

“As soon as they stopped, I saw Jesus pop out…. he yelled at me to take cover.” “As soon as I started to go to a door to my left, the rounds started coming down the hallway.”

Schuck said the gunfire was “kind of relentless.”   He said he radioed for help once the shooting stopped and ran down the hallway and took cover with Campos.

It’s very interesting that Schuck stated, “I started to hear shots, they were not in the hallway yet.” If what he said was true where were those shots going? Does that not contradict the new timeline put out by the police that the security officer was shot six minutes before the gunman opened fire.

Audio obtained by NBC News allegedly indicates that Schuck alerted his superiors that the gunman was firing some 200 rounds in the hallway.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told the Las Vegas Review-Journal yesterday that “the guard radioed Mandalay Bay security, who then reported the shooting to the police.”

That still tells us nothing as to why the police did not know that an active shooter was on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay prior to the gunman opening fire.

ABC News reported that the LVMPD allowed the security officer, Jesus Campos to leave town after they had interviewed him, but the FBI realized that there was something wrong with the timeline and brought Campos back to be re-interviewed.

KTNV Las Vegas reported yesterday that the gunman had access to the Mandalay Bay service elevators that are normally used by hotel employees.



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Doug Poppa is a US Army Military Police Veteran, former law enforcement officer, criminal investigator and private sector security and investigations management professional with 40 years of experience. In 1986 Mr. Poppa was awarded “Criminal Investigator of the Year” by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia for his undercover work in narcotics enforcement. He was also re-assigned to the Northern Virginia Regional Narcotics Enforcement Task Force for 18 months. In 1991 and again in 1992 Mr. Poppa’s testimony under oath in court led to the discovery that exculpatory evidence was withheld from the defense by the prosecutor and sheriff’s office officials during the 1988 trial of a man accused of attempted murder of his wife that led to his conviction. As a result of his testimony the man was ordered released from prison, given a new trial in 1992 and found not guilty. Mr. Poppa became the subject of local and national news media attention as a result of his testimony which led to the demise of his 12-year police career. After losing his job, at the request of the FBI, Mr. Poppa infiltrated in an undercover capacity a group of men who were plotting the kidnapping of a Dupont Chemical fortune heir and his wife in 1992. His stories have been featured on Inside Edition, A Current Affair, and CBS News’ Street Stories with Ed Bradley. Contact the author.


  1. copenhagenpimp says:

    What are the odds the maintenance guy and the security guy are involved. Like a double cross on the patsy. New timelines new theories.

    • Mark Matis says:

      Those odds are nowhere near as good as the odds that the FBI and the BATFE and the LVMPD are involved. Look at their past to understand the present. Fast and Furious for BATFE. The Erik Scott murder and coverup for LVMPD. But at least the FBI has been open and above reproach for the past year or so…


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