- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - The latest on the fatal shooting of a Detroit man by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent (all times local):

12:35 p.m.

A lawyer for the family of a Detroit man fatally shot by a U.S. customs agent is calling for an independent investigation and says a lawsuit will be filed.

Attorney Karri Mitchell dismissed a decision announced Wednesday by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy not to issue charges against the agent. Worthy says Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Mitchell Quinn’s actions were justified in the death April 27 of 20-year-old Terrance Kellom.

The shooting was investigated by Michigan State Police. Mitchell says the case should be investigated by someone outside of law enforcement.

Kellom’s father, Kevin Kellom, says the decision “hurts.”

Quinn’s lawyer, David Griem, says his client knows a lawsuit is coming. He says his client’s recommendation is “no settlement.”

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11:55 a.m.

The lawyer for a U.S. customs agent cleared in the fatal shooting of a Detroit man says evidence proves his client’s actions were justified.

Police say Mitchell Quinn shot Terrance Kellom after the 20-year-old man lunged at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent with a hammer in his father’s west side home.

David Griem is Quinn’s lawyer. Griem said Wednesday he has reviewed the reports submitted by the other five officers at the scene, and that all accounts are consistent.

Griem says, “If there was ever a case in which the shooting was justified, this was it.”

His comments came before Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy said that forensic evidence and the testimony of some people at the scene show that Kellom’s April 27 killing was “justified by the laws of self-defense.”

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10:30 a.m.

A prosecutor says a U.S. customs agent won’t be charged in the fatal shooting of a Detroit man.

Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy said Wednesday that forensic evidence and the testimony of some people at the scene show that the April 27 killing of Terrance Kellom was “justified by the laws of self-defense.”

Police say Mitchell Quinn shot Kellom after the 20-year-old man lunged at the ICE agent with a hammer in his father’s west side home. His father, Kevin Kellom, disputes that account.

Worthy says Terrance Kellom was shot four times.

Kellom was wanted on armed robbery and weapons charges. His death came amid a national debate over police conduct - particularly toward black men. Kellom was black, as is the agent who shot him.


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