Suspect Killed In Deputy-Involved Shooting At Del Mar Racetrack

Suspect Killed In Deputy-Involved Shooting At Del Mar Racetrack

A disgruntled concertgoer was shot by police outside a concert by Ice Cube at Del Mar racetrack in San Diego on Sunday night. Commentators screamed "there's gunfire at the track", before abandoning their posts and fleeing.

Cops confirmed they shot a man after he fired a gun into the air outside the venue, where people had gathered waiting for the rapper to perform. Toshio, a first-time starter for trainer Phil D'Amato, swerved suddenly in midstretch, throwing jockey Drayden Van Dyke to the turf.

Several Twitter users shared clips of television coverage of the race by horse racing network TVG, in which the sound of gunfire is audible and an announcer is heard shouting, "There is gunfire at the track".

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Shortly after he was told there were no more tickets, an argument ensued and nearby deputies came to the scene.

Deputies returned fire, the sheriff said.

Large number of spectators attended the race over the holiday weekend for an event held by USA rapper Ice Cube.

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Elizarraras was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and as of Monday, was listed in stable condition and is expected to survive. Nobody else except the suspect was injured in the incident.

A witness posted video from near the entrance to the fairgrounds with audio of gunshots and video of police surrounding a man rolling on the ground.

The Sheriff's Homicide Detail will give another media briefing when more information is available.

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Del Mar's final day of racing will begin at 2 p.m. tomorrow as scheduled.

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