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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 authored over 135 articles on the October 1, 2017 Las Vegas Massacre, more than any other single journalist in the country. He investigates stories on corruption, law enforcement and crime. Doug is a US Army Military Police Veteran, former police officer, deputy sheriff and criminal investigator. Doug spent 20 years in the hotel/casino industry as an investigator and then as Director of Security and Surveillance. He also spent a short time with the US Dept. of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration. In 1986 Doug was awarded Criminal Investigator of the Year by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia for his undercover work in narcotics enforcement. In 1992 and 1993 Doug testified in court that a sheriff’s office official and the county prosecutor withheld exculpatory evidence during the 1988 trial of a man accused of the attempted murder of his wife. Doug’s testimony led to a judge’s decision to order the release of the man from prison in 1992 and awarded him a new trial, in which he was later acquitted. As a result of Doug breaking the police “blue wall of silence,” he was fired by the county sheriff. His story was featured on Inside Edition, Current Affair and CBS News’ “Street Stories with Ed Bradley”. In 1992 after losing his job, at the request of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Doug infiltrated a group of men who were plotting the kidnapping of a Dupont fortune heir and his wife. Doug has been a guest on national television and radio programs speaking on the stories he now writes as an investigative journalist. 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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