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Body cam footage shows Baltimore officer run toward gunfire, make arrest

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BALTIMORE -

Dramatic police body camera video of an alleged murder in progress was released by the Baltimore Police Department Monday and will be used as evidence in an upcoming trial.

Back in April, a Baltimore police officer was dealing with a landlord, tenant dispute when he suddenly hears gunshots and sprints toward the gunfire.

The video shows the officer running toward the scene and then loud screams are heard. 

Police say a man with a gun emerged from an ally nearby and was confronted by he officer, who demanded he get on the ground and put the gun down. The suspect appears to comply, and the officer calls for backup.

Shortly after a patrol car arrived and the officer directed them to an alley where the alleged shooting took place. The suspect, 17-year-old Eric Gilyard is charged with killing a 29-year-old man, and the attempted murder of his grandfather.

Gilyard claims he was just walking by, and ran when he heard the gunshots. 

Investigators say police recovered a 9 mm handgun from Gilyard's waistband when he was picked up. 

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