Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer shoots, kills suspect on Detroit's west side
2:32 PM, Apr 27, 2015
12:40 PM, Apr 28, 2015
DETROIT (WXYZ) - An Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer shot and killed a suspect while serving a warrant, according to police.
It happened in the 9500 block of Evergreen near Joy on Detroit's west side.
We're told the ICE officer was serving the warrant to 19-year-old Terrence Kellum as part of task force investigation. Police say he was allegedly wanted for armed robbery.
The task force was known as "D-FAT" which stands for Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team. It includes members of Detroit Police and U.S. Marshals.
Craig also said the officers were allowed inside, and one agent may have been threatened, and that's when he opened fire.
"I am committed that the Detroit Police Department will do a very thorough and very timely investigation," Craig said. He also said he is committed to having a conversation with the Wayne County Prosecutor who will make the final decision on what will happen next.
U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade issued the following statement on Tuesday: “Yesterday's shooting was a tragedy and we offer our deep condolences to the family. Police work sometimes requires use of deadly force, but officers may use only as much force as is reasonable under the circumstances. In a situation like this, it is important to protect the rights of both the deceased and the officer. Therefore, we are closely monitoring the investigation."
On Tuesday, there were peaceful protests near West Chicago and Evergreen.