The plot thickened Wednesday in the race to find Jesus Campos, the “hero” security guard who took a shot in the leg from gunman Stephen Paddock during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. That was more than two weeks ago and Campos, first lauded as a hero and later surrounded by controversy when the official police timeline of the event was changed, still hadn’t surfaced. But then he did. In the most unlikely of places — on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

“As I was walking down, I heard rapid fire. And at first I took cover, I felt a burning sensation. I went to go lift my pant leg up and I saw the blood,” Campos said in an episode airing Wednesday. DeGeneres, in a highly scripted interview, said Campos was speaking out once and only once to tell his story so he could move on and not talk about it anymore. “We just wanted to celebrate you. That’s why you’re here today,” she said. READ MORE