Michigan Police Officer Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Death of Patrick Lyoya Pleads Not Guilty

The Grand Rapids police officer charged with second-degree murder in the death of Patrick Lyoya has pleaded not guilty.

Christopher Schurr, who was arraigned Friday afternoon in a Grand Rapids courtroom had a bond set at $100,000 cash surety. While Schurr’s defense attorneys and court services both advocates for a $10,000/10% bond, the judge said the severity of the charge informed his decision.

Schurr turned himself into police Thursday after the Kent County prosecutor announced he’d be charging the officer with second-degree murder after he shot Lyoya in the head, killing him instantly.

His next court appearance is scheduled for June 21 for a probable cause conference.

A preliminary exam, if needed, is scheduled for June 28.

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SOURCE: FOX 2 Detroit, Ingrid Kelley and Jack Nissen

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