Big & Rich Recall Meeting Las Vegas Shooting Victim Hours Before the Show

Big & Rich Recall Meeting Las Vegas Shooting Victim Hours Before the Show”

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo's voice broke on Monday morning as he spoke to the media about the slain Las Vegas police department officer.

"We played the show about 90 minutes before Jason Aldean", Rich tells USA news show Extra, "We had actually gone to a bar I own in Las Vegas to play a little after-show, and they tapped us on the shoulder and said there were active shooters at the 91 festival".

"He came up to me and showed me his badge and he says, "I'm an officer and I am not armed" and asked me, 'Are you armed?'" John recalled. But, instead of sticking around, Rich tells Fox News, he went to a nearby country music bar, Redneck Riviera, which he owns, to play an after-party show. The off-duty police officer used Rich's side arm to protect the bar's entrance; the bar's guests all stayed in lockdown, fearing at any second, "someone could come blasting through the door". 'I'm [a police] officer and I'm not armed for the first time ever. "Pls retweet and pass the word".

And eventually, he found him. He wants to remain anonymous, so I'll respect that wish.

Watch Rich tell the story via Fox News below.

He also commended the stellar work of the first responders on the scene.

The 64-year-old shooter attacked the crowd from his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay overlooking the show.

"Our rooms were right underneath where his room was", Kenny added.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight following the tragedy, Kenny said the band was "heartbroken", but vowed to continue with its mission. "I was looking down at the festival the whole day. It's as heartbreaking of an event as you can possibly have". I was watching all the fans coming into the festival. John explained, "It is America and we do have the right to make music and live, but it is going to be interesting going forward, the changes that will probably happen, the security measures going into these tours". "And we will continue to walk in God's light the best we can".

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