Christopher Schurr

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Service Record

Grand Rapids Michigan Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service 2015[1] - June 15, 2022[2]
Salary $89,454 (2020)[3]
Last Known Status Terminated[2]

Incident Reports

2022 Death of Patrick Lyoya

On April 4, 2022, Schurr pulled over Lyoya's vehicle for having an invalid license plate. Lyoya exited the vehicle, ignored orders to stay in the car, and eventually ran from the stop. Schurr caught up to Lyoya and tackled him. Lyoya got up and Schurr deployed his taser twice, but it did not make contact. The men wrestled to the ground again. Schurr, on top of Lyoya at that moment in the struggle, drew his pistol and shot Lyoya at point-blank range, killing him.[4]

Video of the incident was partially captured by Schurr's body-worn camera before it deactivated, and by the passenger in Lyoya's vehicle.[4]

Response Timeline

On April 4, 2022, the City provided a Critical Incident Update[5].

On April 12, 2022, Schurr was placed on paid administrative leave.[6]

On April 13, 2022, the City live-streamed a press conference on the shooting.[7]

Michigan State Police are investigating the shooting. [1]

On June 9, 2022, Schurr was charged with one count of second-degree murder, a felony. Schurr faces life in prison without parole if convicted.[8]

On June 15, 2022, Schurr was fired.[2]

On December 7, 2022, the family filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Schurr and the department.[9][10]

On August 28, 2023, a judge removed the city as a defendent in the family's lawsuit, stating that they had not shown a link between Schurr's actions and possible racial discrimination and poor training by the city.[11]

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