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In a hospital, accused Del Mar racetrack shooter pleads not guilty

In a hospital, accused Del Mar racetrack shooter pleads not guilty

In a La Jolla hospital Monday, Sept. 17, an Escondido man pleaded not guilty to charges he opened fire at the Del Mar Fairgrounds when he couldn't get into a sold-out Ice Cube concert over Labor Day weekend.

New details of the accusations against Daniel Elizarraras, 22, emerged after his arraignment, including that a deputy had initially tried to use a Taser on the alleged shooter, and had to pull his firearm when the Taser deployment was “ineffective,” according to Deputy District Attorney Michael Runyon.

The deputy shot Elizarraras four times — three times in his torso, once in an arm — during the Sept. 2 incident. Elizarraras was rushed to Scripps Memorial Hospital La...

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