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Federal agent cleared of any wrongdoing in shooting death of Terrance Kellom

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 17:27:25-05

(WXYZ) — A jury has cleared a federal agent of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of Terrance Kellom.

The verdict was announced Nov. 4, following a two-week civil trial.

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It took jurors less than three hours to deliberate, finding no wrongdoing by ICE Agent Mitchell Quinn.

The eight-member jury found that Quinn, a member of the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team ("DFAT"), acted in self defense and did not violate Kellom's constitutional rights on April 27, 2015 when Kellom attacked him with a hammer during an attempted arrest for an armed robbery, according to evidence presented at trial.

"While the loss of life in this case was tragic, the evidence clearly established that Agent Quinn acted in self-defense,” said United States Attorney Matthew Schneider. “We are thankful that the jury carefully reviewed the evidence and agreed.”