The union representative for Mandalay Bay Resort security guard Jesus Campos, who was injured in the Oct. 1 massacre, is finally speaking out about Campos’ “unusual” behavior — and revealed where he disappeared to.
On Thursday night, Campos mysteriously disappeared just prior to a number of scheduled interviews, where he was set to tell his story and what happened to him on the night of the massacre.
Campos was injured when shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire on him through the front doors of his hotel room. Police said Friday that Campos was shot just prior to or during the time that Paddock was firing at concert-goers from his 32nd floor windows.
What did the union representative say?
David Hickey, the president of the Security Police and Fire Professionals Union, is representing Campos and had been preparing with him for four days leading up to Thursday, the day he had a laundry list of interviews scheduled.
Hickey said: “For the past four days he’s been preparing. Thursday we had a meeting with MGM officials, and after that meeting was over we talked about the interviews, we went to a private area, and when we came out, Mr. Campos was gone.”
According to KVVU-TV, Hickey later received a text message informing him that Campos was at a “quick clinic.”
“Right now I’m just concerned where my member is, and what his condition is. It’s highly unusual. I’m hoping everything is OK with him and I’m sure MGM or the union will let [the media] know when we hear something,” Hickey said.
Hickey told the news station that the interviews were Campos’ idea, explaining that Campos wanted to tell his story because he thought it would help him cope with the incident.