Detroit Evening Report, June 8, 2022: Prosecutor to announce whether charges will be filed in fatal shooting of Patrick Lyoya

The Grand Rapids Police Department Headquarters is barricaded on April 12, 2022, prior to the release of video related to the killing of Patrick Lyoya.

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A Michigan prosecutor says he will announce on Thursday whether charges will be filed in the death of Patrick Lyoya, the Black motorist who was shot in the back of the head by a Grand Rapids police officer in April. Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker would only say that he would disclose his “charging decision” at an afternoon news conference in Grand Rapids. Video shows 26-year-old Lyoya was killed by Grand Rapids Officer Christopher Schurr after a traffic stop.

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  • Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.