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San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Sunday September 2nd, 2018 :: 10:16 p.m. PDT


Deputy-Involved Shooting - Del Mar

A man who fired shots into a crowded area at the Del Mar Fairgrounds has been identified as 22 year old Daniel Elizarraras of Escondido.

Elizarraras was shot after he fired his weapon and a deputy returned fire. Elizarraras’ condition has been listed stable and he is expected to survive.

Sheriff's Homicide Detail investigates all deputy-involved shootings.

Sheriff's Detectives are still working to piece together what happened at the Del Mar Race Track on September 2nd.

This is a developing situation and the information provided here is subject to change.

Please wait until the facts of the case are confirmed before making any judgment about the incident. Please respect the investigative process and allow detectives to gather and release the facts. We appreciate the public's cooperation and patience during the investigation.

Here's what we know so far.

Just before 6:40 p.m., a man came to the ticket window at the Del Mar Fairgrounds at 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard. He wanted a ticket to this evening’s concert. He was told no more tickets were available.

An argument ensued and nearby deputies responded. The man pulled out a silver plated semi-automatic handgun and fired several shots into a crowded area. Deputies engaged and returned fire.

The suspect was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. To our knowledge, no one else was injured.


San Diego County Sheriff's Department
9621 Ridgehaven Ct
San Diego, CA 92123

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 858-565-5200

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