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The Sacramento Police Department released body cam footage that shows the tense standoff between officers and Jeremy Southern before he was shot and killed.

According to police, officers went to the upscale Crossings apartment complex near Sacramento State University on Tuesday afternoon to follow up on an earlier shooting there.

Police spotted Southern who matched the description of the shooter walking with a female acquaintance. When Southern spotted police, he ran toward the building.

Unable to gain entry to the apartment building through a locked door, Southern, 22, pulled a handgun and pointed it at police.

Despite repeated commands to drop the weapon, Southern continued to point the weapon at them. "I'm gonna die today!" he yelled at police while pacing in the courtyard.

Officers showed great restraint by attempting to deescalate the situation. At one point, they even waited for him to finish a phone call before commanding him to drop his weapon.

A police sniper arrived at the scene about 20 minutes later and fired an AR-15 rifle, striking Southern in the chest.

Despite a sucking wound in his chest, Southern tried to crawl toward his gun and was shot a second time.

Sacramento police and fire rescue tended to him and transported him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead from suicide by cop.

Southern's sister, Ida Southern, said her brother was a good man. "He wanted a better life and I feel like life just kept taking away from him," she said.

"I'm just worried about my daughter because they were so close," Southern said.

"No, he was not completely innocent, but this was not what was supposed to happen to him," she said, adding that her brother grew up in a home with six foster siblings and may not have gotten the love and attention a child needs.

Ida Southern was planning on celebrating her brother’s 23rd birthday with him this Friday, according to KCRA. Instead, she will attend a vigil in his honor on Thursday night hosted by Black Lives Matter Sacramento.

"We're gonna be marching for another young black man that's been killed by Sac PD," said BLM Sacramento founder Tanya Faison.

Faison said Tuesday's shooting is another example where police should be held accountable.

"I think if he had a gun, that he should have been detained. They should have deescalated and he should have gotten his due process," Faison said. "There have been situations where Sac PD has been faced with gunfire and they have been able to deescalate and arrest somebody and given them their due process. The police do not play the judge, the jury. They don’t play the executioner. Their job is to deescalate and detain."

Ida Southern said she doesn't know if her brother had a gun that day.

"He was scared. For somebody who goes through as much as we went through, he was scared. He wouldn't have just had it out and about," she said. "If he really had a gun like they say he did, then of course he has some of the blame to share."

Court records show Jeremy Southern had a lengthy criminal record that included a domestic violence conviction. He served four years in prison for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14.

"He wasn't this monster that everybody's trying to make him out to be," Ida said. "Not only did he grow up going through abuse, but as a young adult, he didn't have anybody that was able to help him either. I did everything I could, but it still wasn’t enough."

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The Miami Beach Police Department released videos and photos of the scene inside a hotel room where Andrew Gillum was found naked with a male escort who apparently OD'd on drugs.

The photos and videos were released after a Florida newspaper filed a public records request.

The former gubernatorial candidate and 2 men were found in a room on the 11th floor of the luxury Mondrian South Beach Hotel on March 13.

Officers arrived at the hotel room just before midnight. A man later identified as Aldo Mejias answered the door.

Blurred police body cam footage captured a nude Black man wandering around the bathroom. The footage was heavily redacted with no sound.

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Police also released photos of the drug-strewn hotel room and bed sheets stained with blood, feces and vomit.

Police say 50-year-old Mejias had given his credit card to 30-year-old male escort and former registered nurse Travis Dyson to rent the room that day.

When Mejias arrived at the room later that night, he found Dyson vomiting on the bed and Gillum vomiting on the bathroom floor.

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Gillum, 40, later said he was in Miami to attend a wedding. But wedding guests say he never showed up.

Gillum, a Democrat, was the first Black nominee to run for governor in Florida. He narrowly lost the election to Republican Ron DeSantis in 2018.

He apologized to his family and to his supporters before entering a rehab facility. The father-of-three never addressed the rumors that he had a wild sex orgy with the men in the hotel room.