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Man accused in fatal Vegas club shooting pleads not guilty

A shackled Benjamin Frazier closes his eyes during his first hearing in Las Vegas on Oct. 30, 2013. (FOX5/Peter Dawson) A shackled Benjamin Frazier closes his eyes during his first hearing in Las Vegas on Oct. 30, 2013. (FOX5/Peter Dawson)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The man accused of a deadly shooting at the entrance of a Las Vegas nightclub pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempted murder Wednesday.

Benjamin Frazier, 41, is also charged with counts of battery with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm and carrying a concealed firearm in connection to the Oct. 21 shooting at Drai's After Hours Nightclub.

According to investigators, Frazier was detained after confronting security and management over a $30 cover charge.

Investigators said Frazier then pulled out a gun and shot the doorman and a nearby security guard, before waving the gun around. They said a patron at the club, 40-year-old Kenneth Brown, then tackled Frazier. They said Frazier and Brown struggled before Brown was shot twice. Frazier hit his head when both men fell to the ground.

Brown died from his injuries, but both of the other victims recovered from their injuries.

A judge scheduled a Dec. 18 status check to discuss a trial schedule. According to Las Vegas Justice Court officials, time was given for prosecutors to get approval to seek the death penalty.

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