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Michigan Police Officer Charged With Murder in Patrick Lyoya Shooting

A woman wears a sweater with an image of Patrick Lyoya as protesters march for Lyoya in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, on April 16.

A woman wears a sweater with an image of Patrick Lyoya as protesters march for Lyoya in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, on April 16.

Photographer: Mustafa Hussain/AFP/Getty Images

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Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP) -- A prosecutor filed a second-degree murder charge Thursday against the Michigan police officer who killed Patrick Lyoya, a Black man who was on the ground when he was shot in the back of the head following a traffic stop captured on a bystander’s phone.

Kent County prosecutor Chris Becker announced his decision against Grand Rapids Officer Christopher Schurr, who killed Lyoya minutes after a traffic stop on April 4. Video from a passenger in the car captured the final chilling moments.