The trial for former Grand Rapids Police officer Christopher Schurr has been set to begin on March 13 after the motion to quash was dismissed by Judge Christina Elmore. Schurr is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Patrick Lyoya back on April 4, 2022.
The motion to quash was filed by Schurr’s attorneys in January and would have dismissed the murder charge brought against Schurr. Schurr’s defense argued that Michigan law permitted him to use deadly force against Lyoya, who was fleeing. Unfortunately, the motion to quash was dismissed, and Schurr will face trial.
Cellphone video captured Schurr shooting Lyoya in the back of the head following a traffic stop. Schurr’s attorneys may file for leave to appeal the decision, which could delay the trial. Schurr did not attend the Friday hearing.
The trial for Schurr is sure to be an intense and emotional one. The video of the shooting has been shared widely, and the public is awaiting the outcome of the trial. We will have to wait until March 13 to see what the verdict will be.