Autopsy: Patrick Lyoya killed by cop’s shot to the head
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An official autopsy has concluded that Patrick Lyoya, a Black man who was killed by a Michigan police officer, died from a gunshot to the back of his head.
The finding matches the conclusion of an expert hired by Lyoya’s family.
The report from the Kent County medical examiner also says Patrick Lyoya’s blood-alcohol level was 0.29, more than three times over the legal limit for driving, when his car was stopped in Grand Rapids on April 4.
The Detroit Free Press reported the autopsy results Friday.
Lyoya was a 26-year-old refugee from Congo.
He was killed during a physical struggle with Grand Rapids Officer Christopher Schurr.
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