Detroit Evening Report, April 18, 2022: Body cam footage ends a minute before fatal shooting of Patrick Lyoya


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Body camera footage of the encounter between a Grand Rapids police officer and Patrick Lyoya earlier this month ends almost a minute before the 26-year-old was shot by the officer. Body cam video does show the struggle between Lyoya and the officer. Video of the shooting was taken by the passenger in Lyoya’s car at the time of the traffic stop and by doorbell video from a nearby home. Some video was also recorded by a camera in the patrol car. Footage shows Lyoya running away from police and struggling with the officer over a Taser. Lyoya was shot in the back of the head while facing the ground. The name of the officer has not been released. Officials say the investigation is continuing.

Other headlines for April 18, 2022:

  • Secretary of State is reviewing policies on releasing driving records in the wake of Grand Rapids shooting
  • State health department confirms first child death from influenza for the 2021-22 season
  • Flock of backyard poultry in Livingston County confirmed to have avian influenza
  • Detroit City Council approves $1.2 billion general fund spending plan for next year
  • Organizations providing food assistance in Metro Detroit are seeing more families in need

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  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.