Protests In Detroit After Federal Officer Shoots, Kills Fugitive


The federal officer who shot and killed a Detroit man Monday was criminally charged seven years ago after allegedly pointing his department-issued handgun at his wife’s head, the Detroit News reports. Details about the career of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer Mitchell Quinn emerged after Quinn shot and killed allegedly hammer-wielding fugitive Terrance Kellom, 20, during a raid in Detroit. The fatal shooting raised tensions in the community over police conduct in light of recent fatal shootings nationwide and triggered a large protest yesterday.

Quinn, 39, is a former Detroit police officer who ran for Wayne County sheriff in 2004. The Detroit resident finished dead last out of eight candidates in the Democratic primary won by current Wayne County Executive Warren Evans. Four years later, Quinn was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon after an incident involving his wife, a fellow Detroit police officer. “I don’t know what the truth is and I haven’t discussed the matter with him,” said Quinn’s ex-wife, who asked that her name be withheld to protect her son. “I just hope that, for everybody, justice can be had and that everybody heals. It’s traumatic on both sides.”

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