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Chilling surveillance video shows the moment gunman, 20, opened fired inside a California synagogue, killing one and injuring three others

Prosecutors presented disturbing surveillance video in court Thursday showing a man opening fire inside a Southern California synagogue in April, killing a woman and injuring three other people.
The short clip that purports to depict John Earnest, 20, storming into the Chabad of Poway synagogue armed with an assault rifle was shown to a judge who will decide whether the defendant should stand trial.  
Earnest has pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder and an unrelated arson charge at a mosque. The murder charge, classified as a hate crime, would make him eligible for the death penalty if convicted, but prosecutors have not said what punishment they will seek.

Disturbing surveillance video was shown in court on Thursday depicting John Earnest opening fire inside a Poway, California, synagogue in April 

The footage was shown as part of the prosecution's presentation of evidence during a preliminary hearing 
Lor Gilbert-Kaye attempted to flee after seeing the gunman, but was shot twice
Lor Gilbert-Kaye attempted to flee after seeing the gunman, but was shot twice
In the video, Earnest, 20, brandishes an AR-style gun and fires into the lobby of the Chabad of Poway synagogue, killing one and wounding three. A woman's body is pictured in the bottom right corner
In the video, Earnest, 20, brandishes an AR-style gun and fires into the lobby of the Chabad of Poway synagogue, killing one and wounding three. A woman's body is pictured in the bottom right corner 
The sound of gunfire sends congregants inside the temple running for their lives 
Earnest left the synagogue after his gun jammed and he was unable to reload it 
He entered court in a blue jail uniform and sat stone-faced as the preliminary hearing began.
Surveillance video from the synagogue lobby allegedly shows Earnest bounding up a short flight of stairs leading to the entrance of the place of worship, drawing an AR-style assault rifle and opening fire even before opening the front door. 
Congregant Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, was in the lobby when she turned around and saw the gunman. She attempted to run away but was struck by two rounds and collapsed after being fatally wounded. 
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein was shot in the hands, while Noya Dahan, 8, and her uncle Almog Peretz suffered shrapnel wounds. 
Much like during his arraignment in April (pictured), Earnest sat stone-faced as prosecutors began presenting evidence
Much like during his arraignment in April (pictured), Earnest sat stone-faced as prosecutors began presenting evidence
When Earnest's gun jammed, he took off running as an off-duty Border Patrol agent opened fire on him.  
The court also heard from several witnesses, included a combat veteran who confronted the suspect and a medical examiner who described Lor Gilbert-Kaye's  wounds.
The preliminary hearing is expected to last up to two days. Among evidence, San Diego County prosecutors have a recording of Earnest's call to an emergency dispatcher and his online posts.
Oscar Stewart, an Iraq combat veteran, testified that the gunfire on April 27 caused chaos in the congregation, but he moved toward the gunman and screamed in an effort to rattle the shooter, who dropped his rifle and fled.
'People were falling over each other. It was chaos,' said Oscar Stewart. 'I screamed (to everyone) "Get down! Get out here",' he said.
He said he saw Earnest in the lobby fire two rounds and then walked toward him.
'He was firing in front of me ... I was paying attention to the rifle,' Stewart said.
As the gunman struggled to reload, Stewart said, he relied on combat training to yell at the assailant to try to rattle him.
Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein
The attack killed Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60 (left), and injured Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein (right)
Goldstein was shot in the hands. He is pictured above speaking a day after the attack
Goldstein was shot in the hands. He is pictured above speaking a day after the attack
'I told him I was going to kill him ... I screamed it out really loud. I kept screaming at him,' Stewart said before the suspect dropped the rifle and fled.
The San Diego college student called 911 as he sped away, saying, 'I just shot up a synagogue,' according to an affidavit filed in a separate case against him in federal court. 
He told the dispatcher he thought he killed some people and that he did it 'because Jewish people are destroying the white race.' 
Earnest told the dispatcher where he was, that he would surrender to authorities and leave his semi-automatic rifle in the car, and became agitated that police had yet to arrive.
'You guys are taking a long-ass time,' he is heard saying.
San Diego Police Officer Jonathan Wiese testified that when he arrived Earnest got out of the car, knelt to the ground when ordered and allowed himself to be handcuffed.
'His first statement was, "How’s your day going?"' Wiese said. He said Earnest then asked if he knew 'what the Jews have done to our race.'

Earnest had tried weeks earlier to burn down a mosque in Escondido, where seven people on a spiritual retreat were sleeping, according to the affidavit. They awoke to flames and managed to extinguish the fire.
Outside the mosque, the suspect had allegedly scrawled the name of the man accused of carrying out shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 51 people earlier this year.
Authorities said Earnest frequented dark corners of the web that often post extremist, racist and violent views. In one posting, he said, 'As an individual, I can only kill so many Jews.'
The day before the synagogue shooting, Earnest bought a Smith & Wesson AR-15 rifle from a San Diego gun shop, according to federal charges. Officials have said he bought the gun legally.
Dr. Steven Campman, the San Diego County chief deputy medical examiner, earlier testified about the autopsy of Gilbert-Kaye.

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