The two men — the Black driver and the white officer — crossed paths on a rainy morning this month. Officer Schurr, 31, spotted Mr. Lyoya, 26, at the wheel of a silver sedan and followed in his cruiser, pulling the car over on a residential street. Mr. Lyoya, unarmed, stepped out of the vehicle.
“What did I do wrong?” he asked.
“The plate doesn’t belong on this car,” Officer Schurr replied.
Over the next three minutes, a deadly encounter unfolded, captured in videos from a passenger riding with Mr. Lyoya, a home-surveillance system and the officer’s dashboard and body-worn cameras. After a foot chase, Officer Schurr pulls out his Taser, firing it unsuccessfully twice.
The officer then manages to get a wriggling Mr. Lyoya facedown on the ground and sits on his back. Two seconds after shouting for the last time for Mr. Lyoya to let go of the Taser — which can’t be seen at that point on the videos — Officer Schurr shoots him in the back of the head.