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Crowd of protesters gathers outside of GRPD headquarters following release of Patrick Lyoya police shooting video

A large crowd is marching through downtown Grand Rapids holding signs and chanting outside of the police department headquarters.
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Protestors marching around the block, heading back to the Grand Rapids Police headquarters.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — EDITOR'S NOTE: This live feed may contain profanity. Viewer discretion is advised.  

Community members in Grand Rapids gathered downtown at Rosa Parks Circle after authorities released the video that shows Patrick Lyoya's shooting death.  

The group marched downtown to the Grand Rapids Police Department headquarters to make their voices heard.

On Wednesday at 3 p.m., the Grand Rapids Police Department shared the footage during a press conference. It showed different angles of the April 4 death of 26-year-old Patrick Lyoya, including body camera footage, in-car video, a neighbor's surveillance video and cellphone video. 

RELATED: What the Patrick Lyoya video shows

Lyoya's friend, who was in the passenger's seat at the time the officer arrived, pulled out his cellphone and recorded the incident.  

Video from his cell phone shows the struggle up close between the officer and Lyoya. 

The officer attempts to use a taser to subdue Lyoya, but Lyoya is shown grabbing the taser as the officer yells at him to let go. 

As the officer has Lyoya on his belly and is on top of him still struggling, the officer pulled out his gun and fired into Lyoya's head while he was still kneeling on top of him. 

Lyoya was face down on the ground when he was shot.

13 ON YOUR SIDE has several crews downtown covering the reaction. 

"I want to tell you from the bottom of my heart, none is us will ever come out here and say we're going to protest and we're going to light stuff on fire, we're going to burn down buildings. Never. Never. Because we want to keep the peace," said Bri Pearson, an activist. 

"That's our goal is to keep the peace, to make peace and to make a change."

Live updates from 13 ON YOUR SIDE's Nate Belt below:

Click here to go to GRPD’s website where you can find the unedited versions of body camera footage, in-squad car video, cellphone video and doorbell video of the shooting. Viewer discretion is advised.

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