Charged! Grand Rapids Cop Who Shot Patrick Lyoya In The Back Of His Head Faces Life In Prison


Patrick Lyoa. | Source: City of Grand Rapids

UPDATED: 4:00 p.m. ET, June 9

Originally published: April 17

A white police officer has been charged with the violent murder of an unarmed Black motorist stemming from a pretextual misdemeanor traffic stop nearly two months ago in Michigan.

Grand Rapids Police Christopher Schurr is specifically facing second-degree murder charges in the killing of Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year-old Congolese refugee who was shot in the back of his head in a high-profile police shooting case.... Read more


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