MGM Resorts International Inc., the owner of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, is officially disputing the police account of when a casino security guard was shot by gunman Stephen Paddock.
The wounding of security guard Jesus Campos has emerged as a pivotal event in the timeline of how police responded to the Oct. 1 mass shooting in which Paddock killed 58 people and injured nearly 500 more.
Initially police credited Campos with distracting Paddock in the midst of the shooting, saying he arrived on the 32nd floor of the hotel to check an unrelated alarm. Paddock fired on the guard through the door, wounding him in the leg.
On Monday, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department significantly changed the timeline, saying Campos was shot nearly six minutes before Paddock began firing on the crowd. MGM MGM, -2.69% on Wednesday said the company is “now confident that the time stated in this report is not accurate.” The company said Paddock started firing on the crowd within 40 seconds of Campos reporting to his superiors that he was shot.
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