The autopsy results for the 26-year-old who was killed by a Grand Rapids, Michigan police officer has been revealed.
According to CNN, on May 7, the Kent County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Patrick Lyoya died due to a gunshot to the back of the head. Additionally, the official autopsy revealed his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.
The family’s attorneys, Ven Johnson and Benjamin Crump, are asking for prosecutors to file criminal charges against the officer.
Lyoya was fatally wounded on April 4. According to local station WZZM, authorities say a Grand Rapids police officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with a faulty license plate. Lyoya, who was driving the vehicle, fled from police on foot after being confronted.
A physical struggle then ensued with the officer, who subsequently shot and killed Lyoya. GRPD Chief Eric Winstrom confirmed that the officer’s body camera was found at the scene, however it’s unclear how it became detached. A video of the shooting shows the struggle between the two.
The officer who shot Lyoya has been identified as Christopher Schurr, who has worked in law enforcement for about seven years. He is now on administrative leave pending an investigation.