Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Report: ICE agent involved in fatal Detroit shooting allegedly pointed his gun at wife's head in 2008

Posted By on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 10:27 AM

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The federal agent who fatally shot 20-year-old Terrance Kellom on Monday was charged in 2008 for allegedly pointing his handgun at his wife's head, according to The Detroit News.

The incident sparked a press conference and demonstration near Kellom's home on Detroit's west side. Conflicting accounts have since emerged on what took place inside the home on the 9500 block of Evergreen: Kellom's father says he was unarmed at the time; police say he approached the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer who shot him dead with a hammer.

ICE Officer Mitchell Quinn was criminally charged in February 2008 with assault with a dangerous weapon and felony firearm after "her husband pointed his department-issued weapon at her head during a fight about emails," according to the News, citing minutes of the Detroit Board of Police  Commissioners. 

"I don't know what the truth is and I haven't discussed the matter with him," Quinn's ex-wife told the newspaper. "I just hope that, for everybody, justice can be had and that everybody heals. It's traumatic on both sides."

Charges were dismissed within a month, the News reported.

Quinn is a decorated 12-year Detroit police veteran who joined ICE seven years ago, a spokesman told MT Tuesday.

An autopsy showed Kellom died of multiple gunshot wounds, the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday. Spokesman Ryan Bridges said the examiner's office ruled Kellom's death a homicide, but declined to say how many gunshots entered his body, or where, citing policy. 

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