Funeral services for police shooting victim Patrick Lyoya are set for Friday in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Lyoya’s family has asked civil Rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton to deliver the eulogy for their son after the unarmed Black man was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop. Attorney Benjamin Crump is representing the Lyoya family and will make a call to action during the services.
Cellphone video by a passenger in Lyoya’s car shows the officer shooting the 26-year-old in the back of the head on April 4 while on his hands and knees, facing the ground. The Grand Rapids Police Department released the disturbing video nine days later, sparking national outrage.
Lyoya moved to the United States from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2014 and worked to support his family. Sharpton and the National Action Network have vowed to help the family cover his funeral costs.