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Sacramento police release body cam footage showing arrest of man who fired shots in midtown

The Sacramento Police Department has released body camera footage of officers arresting a man for allegedly firing a gun into the air in midtown last month.

Around 3 p.m. on April 28, officers received a call from a man who said he had a gun and was going to kill himself, according to previous reporting by The Sacramento Bee.

Several people called 911 to report a man was shooting a firearm into the air near 21st and L streets, police said at the time.

When officers got to the scene, the man put his firearm down and laid down in the street in the intersection of 20th and L streets, the 11-minute narrated video released Friday evening shows. When more officers arrived, they detained him without incident, the footage shows.

“Hey, bud, what’s your name? We’re gonna help you out, okay?” one officer says.

The 29-year-old man was arrested for multiple charges, the release said. His name was not disclosed by police.

Officers recovered a loaded .40 caliber Glock handgun and a firearm magazine containing nine bullets, the release said. They also found two bullet casings in the area.

In the two weeks since, police have seized at least 25 firearms and responded to at least 344 calls for service that were mental health-related, police said.

“Our police department has made a commitment to respond to these type of calls to ensure a safe and compassionate response for our community,” according to the release.

The Sacramento Bee filed a California Public Records Act requesting the video April 29.