Bond set at $100K for Grand Rapids officer on murder charge in Lyoya shooting

Grand Rapids — Christopher Schurr, the Grand Rapids police officer who was charged with second-degree murder in the April shooting death of motorist Patrick Lyoya, appeared via video Friday for his arraignment, where a judge set his bond at $100,000.

Schurr appeared by Zoom before Judge Nicholas S. Ayoub in the 61st District Court, where he pleaded not guilty.

GRPD Officer Christopher Schurr, left, seen here remotely from Calhoun County jail with his legal team on the right, is arraigned in 61st District Court in Grand Rapids on June 10, 2022. Schurr is charged with second degree murder of Patrick Lyoya.

The police officer told Ayoub that he understood the charges against him. But when asked if he had a chance to talk to his lawyers about his rights, Schurr denied it.

“As of today, I have not,” he told the judge.

Schurr’s attorneys went on to say that because Schurr was housed in a jail outside of Kent County, they were unable to meet before the arraignment.

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