Man Accused of Desert Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

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The man arrested for shooting another in the desert pled not guilty this morning.

According to an arrest affidavit, 52- year-old Charles Ettinger got into an argument with three other men about "property rights" on East Orchard Mesa in February.

One of the men grabbed the barrel of his gun and the gun went off. 26-year-old Steven Dodd was in serious condition at Saint Mary's after being hit in the stomach by a bullet and was later released from the hospital. Deputies arrested Ettinger.

His trial begins in October.