Grand Rapids Police release name of officer who fired fatal shot

Christopher Schurr is the Grand Rapids police officer seen in video shooting motorist Patrick Lyoya to death after an April 4 traffic stop, Chief Eric Winstrom confirmed Monday.

“In the interest of transparency, to reduce ongoing speculation, and to avoid any further confusion, I am confirming the name already publicly circulating – Christopher Schurr – as the officer involved in the April 4 officer involved shooting,” Winstrom said in a statement.

Schurr remains on administrative leave without police powers while an investigation into the shooting continues, Winstrom said.

Lyoya’s family, lawyers and others have been demanding the release of the officer’s name.

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