Man who filmed fatal chokehold in New York is arrested

NEW YORK (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The man who filmed a fatal police chokehold in New York has been arrested on weapons charges.

Police say they caught Ramsey Orta this weekend with a .25-caliber Norton semiautomatic handgun that was reported stolen from Michigan.

Orta is the man who shot the video of an officer using a chokehold to restrain Eric Garner on July 17th.

Garner's death was ruled a homicide.

Police say Orta was picked up in an area for known drug sales.