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Protests Over Lyoya’s Death Continue for Sixth Straight Day

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Demonstrators have gathered in Grand Rapids to protest the death of Patrick Lyoya.

It is the sixth night in a row of protests.

About two dozen people gathered around 6 p.m. near Rosa Parks Circle demanding justice for Patrick Lyoya. Demonstrators wrote “defund the police” in chalk on the side walk.

Lyoya, 26, died on April 4, when he was shot and killed by a Grand Rapids Police Department officer during a traffic stop.

Al Sharpton to give eulogy at Patrick Lyoya funeral Friday

Video released by GRPD shows the officer pull Lyoya over. There was a struggle that included Lyoya grabbing the officer’s Taser. The officer, who was atop Lyoya as the two struggled, ultimately shot him once in the head, killing him.

The officer’s name has not been released.

— News 8’s Rachel Van Gilder contributed to this report.

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