DETROIT — The Grand Rapids police officer who killed motorist Patrick Lyoya missed several opportunities to peacefully resolve the encounter, according to policing and civil rights experts.
So did Lyoya, some of them said.
Lyoya, 26, died April 4 after being shot in the head. He had attempted to run from the officer who stopped him. The pair wrestled on the ground during a struggle over the officer’s stun gun, before the officer pulled his pistol and fired the fatal shot.