Ramsey Orta, man who shot Eric Garner chokehold video, arrested on gun charges

Officials say the 22-year-old is now undergoing psychiatric

Officials say the 22-year-old is now undergoing psychiatric evaluation. (Credit: News 12 )

NEW YORK - The man who shot the police chokehold video of a Staten Island dad is in the hospital after being arrested over the weekend. 

According to police,  22-year-old Ramsey Orta is undergoing psychiatric evaluation at the Richmond University Medical Center following an arrest for criminal possession of a weapon Saturday night. 

Orta gained attention for taking cellphone video of an officer using a chokehold to retrain Eric Garner on July 17. 

Garner died shortly after the incident, and the city's medical examiner has ruled the death a homicide. 

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