Officer-involved shooting before an Ice Cube concert at California racetrack

Glen Norman
September 3, 2018

Ice Cube, who once rapped "shotgun bullets is bad for yo' health", was due to perform at San Diego's Del Mar Racecourse on Sunday.

- A San Diego sheriff's's deputy shot a man at the Del Mar racetrack who officials say pulled out a gun and fired it at the ticket window after he learned that rapper Ice Cube's concert had been sold out.

San Diego's FOX 5 reported that a San Diego Sheriff's Department deputy had shot a suspect near the racetrack entrance.


The track was hosting a post-race concert featuring Ice Cube, the popular rap artist, writer and actor whose former group NWA, was the subject in the movie, "Straight Outta Compton".

Deputies swarmed the Del Mar Fairgrounds Sunday evening after a deputy shot a suspect at the venue. Van Dyke tumbled several times after hitting the ground, lay motionless briefly, then got up on his own power and walked to the ambulance. The man pulled out a silver plated semi-automatic handgun and fired several shots into a crowded area.

Shocking footage caught the moment commentators screamed "there's gun fire at the track" and a jockey was flung from his horse. Deputies engaged and returned fire.


The sold out show was part of the 2018 Del Mar Summer Concert Series, with shows taking place on the Seaside Stage, at the west end of the racetrack's Granstand.

No other details were immediately known. "The involved deputies were not injured".

This article was originally published at 7:10 p.m.


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