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.
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.