Federal agent cleared of wrongdoing in shooting death of Terrance Kellom


DETROIT – A member of the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team was cleared of any wrongdoing in the 2015 fatal shooting of Terrance Kellom.

After a two-week trial an eight-member jury ruled that defendant Mitchell Quinn did not violate the constitutional rights of Kellom. Kellom was a felon who was wanted on an arrest warrant for armed robbery. The jury deliberated less than three hours before returning with a verdict of no cause.

Kellom was 20 years old when he was shot and killed by Quinn, who was serving a warrant with a team of Detroit police in April 2015.

Detroit police Chief James Craig said Terrance Kellom was armed with a hammer, which prompted the use of deadly force. The family has always maintained that Kellom did not have a hammer.

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