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Christopher Schurr biography: 13 things about Grand Rapids, Michigan cop who shot Patrick Lyoya


Christopher Paul “Chris” Schurr is a white police officer in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:


  1. He hails from Byron Center, Michigan.
  2. He attended Byron Center High School in Byron Center.
  3. He is a member of Corinth Reform in Byron Center.
  4. He is married to his high school sweetheart Brandey Lynn Bruin Schurr. They got married in Kenya.
  5. In 2013, he and Brandey visited Kenya. In the same year, he was one of the DaktronicsNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) men’s track and field scholar-athletes.
  6. From 2013 to 2014, he trained at Grand Rapids Gymnastics in Grand Rapids.
  7. In May 2014, he and Brandey got engaged. In the same month, he earned a gold medal at the NAIA Outdoor National Track and Field Championships at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA and graduated from Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He competed as a pole vaulter while attending the university.
  8. He was named the Outstanding Performer at the 2014 Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Awards.
  9. In 2015, he joined the Grand Rapids Police Department.
  10. In 2020, he made $89,454 as a Grand Rapids Police Department officer.
  11. On April 4, 2022, he fatally shot Congolese refugee Patrick Lyoya in Grand Rapids. The Grand Rapids Police Department placed him on paid leave and stripped him of police powers.
  12. On April 13, 2022, the Grand Rapids Police Department released footage of Lyoya’s fatal shooting without revealing his identity.
  13. On April 25, 2022, Grand Rapids Police Department chief Eric Winstrom revealed that he was the cop who fatally shot Lyoya.

4 replies »

  1. Is this the mentally unhinged KKKop that misused a taser on an unarmed American? Did this unqualified Cop place a firearm to the back of the head of Patrick Lyoya and pulled the trigger? This criminal needs to be charged.


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