MI: Cop charged with second-degree murder in killing of motorist

Source: Detroit Free Press

“Grand Rapids Police Officer Christopher Schurr, who fatally shot Patrick Lyoya in the back of the head April 4, has been charged with one count of second-degree murder, Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker announced Thursday. Second-degree murder is a felony offense. If convicted, Schurr could face a lifelong prison sentence with the possibility of parole. … Footage released April 13 by GRPD shows Schurr pulling Lyoya over the morning of April 4 near the intersection of Nelson Avenue and Griggs Street in Grand Rapids. Lyoya, who appeared confused by what Schurr was saying, exited his vehicle, prompting Schurr to tell him to get back in and provide his driver’s license. Lyoya ran away from Schurr …. Schurr eventually tackled Lyoya, the two struggled …. After about 90 seconds, Schurr was on top of Lyoya, who was facedown on the ground. Schurr, still yelling ‘let go of the Taser!’ shot Lyoya in the back of the head.” (06/09/22)