Worthy to issue charging decision in fatal ICE shooting

The Detroit News

Detroit — Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy on Wednesday plans to announce whether charges will be filed in the fatal shooting of an armed robbery suspect in his home by a federal agent.

Worthy is to announce her decision at a 10:30 a.m. news conference at the Prosecutor’s Office.

Terrence Kellom, 20, was shot April 27 during a raid of his home on the city’s northwest side by the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team multi-jurisdictional task force.

Authorities were seeking to arrest Kellom in connection with the armed robbery of a pizza delivery man. During the raid, Kellom was shot by Mitchell Quinn, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.

Quinn’s attorney, David Griem, and Detroit Police Chief James Craig have said Kellom lunged at the agent with a hammer. Kellom’s father, who said he witnessed the shooting, insisted his son’s hands were empty.

An attorney for Kellom’s family, Karri Mitchell, has said Kellom was shot in the back.

The incident sparked protests from civil rights leaders, who said the shooting was unjustified.

Representatives and relatives of Kellom were expected to make a statement on Worthy’s decision during a news conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at a location yet to be announced.