Preliminary hearing in Patrick Lyoya killing set for July 18

Posted at 11:37 AM, June 21, 2022 and last updated 12:52 AM, December 13, 2022

By Karie Herringa

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WXMI) — Christopher Schurr, the former Grand Rapids Police Department officer accused of shooting and killing Patrick Lyoya in April, had a probable cause hearing Tuesday morning at the 61st District Court in Grand Rapids.

During the hearing, the judge set Schurr’s preliminary hearing for July 18.

Former Grand Rapids police officer Christopher Schurr appears in court via remote video Wednesday, June 21, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Schurr is accused of shooting and killing Patrick Lyoya in April. (WXMI)

Earlier this month, Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker charged Schurr with second-degree murder for the shooting death of Lyoya.

Schurr has since been fired from the Grand Rapids Police Department.

He made his first court appearance on June 10, before posting bond and leaving jail within a matter of hours.

Schurr’s attorneys say they will not take a deal, and they plan to take the case to trial.

If convicted, Schuff faces up to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

He’ll be back in court July 18.

This story was originally published June 21 by WXMI in Grand Rapids, an E.W. Scripps Company.