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Man Who Filmed Eric Garner’s Murder On Video Arrested on Weapons Charge

Man Who Filmed Eric Garner's Murder On Video Arrested on Weapons Charge

 

The 22-year-old bystander who filmed Eric Garner’s fatal arrest was arrested Saturday on a charge of gun possession, Staten Live reports.

The man, Ramsey Orta, and a teenage woman, identified by police as Alba Lekaj, were arrested about 10 p.m. after leaving a hotel in Staten Island, N.Y., the report says.

The arrests came after officers from the 120th Precinct Narcotics Unit observed the pair leaving the hotel, which is known for drug activity, a New York Police Department spokeswoman told Staten Island Live. As the officers approached the pair for questioning, they reportedly saw Orta place an object in Lekaj’s waistband, the spokeswoman told the news site.

The object was identified as “a loaded .25 caliber handgun that had been reported stolen in Michigan in 2007,” the report says. Officers also found marijuana in Lekaj’s possession, the report says.

he 22-year-old bystander who filmed Eric Garner’s fatal arrest was arrested Saturday on a charge of gun possession, Staten Live reports.

The man, Ramsey Orta, and a teenage woman, identified by police as Alba Lekaj, were arrested about 10 p.m. after leaving a hotel in Staten Island, N.Y., the report says.

The arrests came after officers from the 120th Precinct Narcotics Unit observed the pair leaving the hotel, which is known for drug activity, a New York Police Department spokeswoman told Staten Island Live. As the officers approached the pair for questioning, they reportedly saw Orta place an object in Lekaj’s waistband, the spokeswoman told the news site.

The object was identified as “a loaded .25 caliber handgun that had been reported stolen in Michigan in 2007,” the report says. Officers also found marijuana in Lekaj’s possession, the report says.

 

Source: TheRoot.com

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