Photos of Jesus Campos are making their way online, as Jesus is being praised as a Mexican-American hero in the Las Vegas shooting tragedy. As seen in one supposed photo of Campos, a Facebook user shared a photo of a man who also appears on the Jesús Campos Twitter account at @jeracam — although the description of that profile lists Campos as “Director Rutaca Airlines, Danz and Marinos de Anzoategui,” and has Venezuela as a location. Plenty of other buzz about Campos is emerging on Twitter. According to the searches appearing on Twitter when searching for the name Jesus Campos, terms like “Jesus Campos Mexican” and “Jesus Campos Las Vegas” and “Jesus Campos hero” — along with his GoFundMe page — are ruling the roost.
According to CNN, Campos is out of the hospital, but Jesus will have to return to the hospital in order to get the bullet removed from his leg. Campos assisted officers by giving them the key pass to the hotel rooms and helped clear people from the hotel to safety, even after Jesus was shot in the leg by Paddock. Officers finally insisted that Campos go get medical help. A GoFundMe page by Liliana Rodriguez has raised $10,395 of its $20,000 goal, with Rodriguez purporting to be Jesus’ co-worker, writing that hers was the only GoFundMe page with funds being raised to directly benefit Jesus.
Hero Jesus Campos faced 200 rounds from Vegas shooter, got shot, helped police find him: "I was just doing my job" https://t.co/mmPFB9f5SG
— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) October 5, 2017
As reported by the Daily Beast, Jesus did not have any guns on him at all when Campos approached the heavily-armed hotel room of Stephen Paddock Sunday evening on the 32rd floor of Mandalay Bay. Because Paddock had installed cameras in the hallway of the hotel in order to see who was approaching his room, Campos became a victim of gunfire when Stephen fired through his blocked hotel room door and wounded Campos in the leg. Campos was able to radio in to the dispatch unit of the casino in order to reveal both his location and Paddock’s location. As such, Jesus is being hailed as a hero for taking Paddock’s attention away from shooting other victims.
Represented by Dave Hickey, president of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America, Campos is a Mandalay Bay security guard who is getting loads of attention online and being hailed as a hero. However, even as folks online guess that Campos represents a Mexican-American heritage, the same Internet users are criticizing President Trump for not placing more attention on Campos as a hero.
NEW: Hero security guard Jesus Campos who helped bring an end to the Las Vegas massacre tells ABC News he's fine. "I was just doing my job."
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) October 5, 2017
President Trump has publicly hailed all the first responders in the Las Vegas mass shooting, however, as seen in some of the below tweets, people believe that Trump should do more to praise Jesus as a hero who approached Stephen unarmed and helped reveal the killer’s location and save countless souls.
Say his name: Jesus Campos is a hero.
— LisaSea (@LisaSeaFL) October 4, 2017
A TRUE American!! Thank you JESUS CAMPOS!! We praise your heroism. JESUS CAMPOS proves America is GREAT already. https://t.co/Ig5BaUsKgs
— talonhawk2279 (@angrypixie2279) October 5, 2017
Do people know that the assault by Las Vegas shooter seems to have been stopped by an unarmed security guard? He is a Hispanic American.
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) October 5, 2017
The unarmed Mexican DACA immigrant security guard stopped the shooting by himself yet cops taking all the credit. #JesusCampos
— redonkalous (@redonkalous_) October 5, 2017
Jesus Campos the unarmed security guard who took on the killer. He's Mexican. You know, the people you called rapists & criminals? https://t.co/pArik8lw0U
— She Wants Da Chorizo (@ShiWantsTheC) October 5, 2017
— TheMissus (@s_kupp) October 5, 2017
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