“Mandalay Bay hotel officials disputed the police timeline of the concert shooting,” nydailynews.com reports. “They claim Paddock, a high-stakes gambler and real estate investor, fired into the crowd just 40 seconds after shooting [hotel security guard] Campos.” WTF? For those of your keeping track . . .
This is the third version of the Las Vegas spree killing timeline.
The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office initially told reporters that Stephen Paddock shot security guard Jesus Campos after he’d opened fire on the country music concert. Campos was hailed as a hero for stopping the slaughter.
Earlier this week, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office amended their official timeline. They said shooter Stephen Paddock shot Campos before he opened fire on the crowd of 22 thousand. In fact, six minutes elapsed between the Campos shooting and Paddock’s first shot on the crowd below.
How the heck did the Las Vegas cops get that critical information exactly backwards? And now the Mandalay Bay hotel says there was a forty second delay between the Campos shooting and the spree killer’s mass shooting.
This is insane. Surely there’s video from the 32nd floor hallway which establishes exactly when Campos was shot. Or radioed that he’d been shot. And that there’d be no problem correlating that time stamp with video from the crime scene.
It gets weirder . . .
The security guard shot by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock seemingly disappeared ahead of five scheduled television appearances as MGM Resorts continued to dispute the police timeline of the deadly shooting.
Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos was shot in the moments before the 64-year-old gunman opened fire on concert-goers at the Route 91 Festival. He was slated to break his silence in a series of interviews Thursday, but he bolted, Fox News reported.
It wasn’t immediately clear where he was Friday morning.
“We were in a room and we came out and he was gone,” Campos’ union president told ABC News’ Stephanie Wash.
Dan and I will be discussing all this in a podcast. Meanwhile, the media’s attention is firmly fixed on the NRA and gun control. Go figure.