Detroit Evening Report, June 9, 2022: Prosecutor announces charges in fatal shooting of Patrick Lyoya

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A Michigan police officer who killed Patrick Lyoya with a shot to the back of the 26-year-old Black man’s head has been charged with second-degree murder. Prosecutor Chris Becker announced the charges Thursday against Grand Rapids Officer Christopher Schurr, weeks after Lyoya was killed following a chaotic traffic stop on April 4. Lyoya was on the ground when he was killed. A bystander recorded the shooting on cellphone video. Schurr, who is white, told Lyoya that he stopped his car because the license plate didn’t match the vehicle. Roughly a minute into the stop, Lyoya began to run after he was asked to produce a driver’s license.

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  • Wayne State University President Roy Wilson named one of Detroit News’ 2022 Michiganians of the Year
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  • Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.