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GRPD will not release name of officer who shot, killed Patrick Lyoya

The officer is currently not facing charges.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The officer who shot and killed 26-year-old Patrick Lyoya will not be named, Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Winstrom said at a press conference Wednesday. 

Lyoya was killed on Monday, April 4 during what police said was a traffic stop. Around 8 a.m., a Grand Rapids Police officer pulled over a car near the intersection of Griggs and Nelson SE.

The officer has not been charged with a crime and that's the justification for not releasing the name at this time, they said.

Multiple sources of footage of the fatal shooting were shown at the press conference, including a body-worn camera, an in-car camera, a cellphone and a home surveillance system. The body cam deactivated during the struggle before the gun shot.

Video from Lyoya's passenger's cellphone showed a struggle between the officer and Lyoya. After the struggle, the officer fired his weapon while he was still kneeling on top of him. Lyoya was face down on the ground when he was shot.

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The investigation was then turned over to Michigan State Police. It is yet to be announced if there are charges against the officer or what the fate of his job with the GRPD will be.

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