Gregory Elarms, in a screenshot of a video taken of Elarms while inside San Francisco County Jail on Thursday, November 3, 2016. (Jonah Owen Lamb/S.F. Examiner)

Gregory Elarms, in a screenshot of a video taken of Elarms while inside San Francisco County Jail on Thursday, November 3, 2016. (Jonah Owen Lamb/S.F. Examiner)

VIDEO: Witness to police shooting speaks from SF jail

One of the only witnesses to the recent police shooting in San Francisco’s Oceanview neighborhood was released from jail Thursday night after being arrested early Wednesday morning on what he says are trumped up charges.

But before he was released, 32-year-old Gregory Elarms spoke to the San Francisco Examiner from jail. (Video by Jonah Owen Lamb)

Elarms– who lives on the street where a California High Patrol officer and a Daly City police officer were involved in the shooting of Elarms’ friend Ansar Mohammad, 39, on Oct. 25 — told Examiner on Thursday that police are trying to intimidate him because his version of events differs from theirs.

SEE RELATED: Witness to police shooting arrested, claims charges are trumped up

Elarms was released from jail at 8:38 p.m. Thursday after the District Attorney’s Office said that while the investigation remains open, they do not plan to file charges against him at this time.

Elarms was booked in San Francisco County Jail on suspicion of assault with a firearm upon a police officer, exhibiting a firearm in the presence of an officer and being a felon in possession of ammunition.

However, Elarms maintains he did not have a gun and was holding his phone.

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