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An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer shot and killed 20-year-old Terrence Kellum, Monday afternoon on Detroit’s northwest side.

Police say the agent — part of a fugitive task force involving ICE and officers with the Detroit Police Department — was attempting to serve an armed robbery warrant at a home in the 9500 block of Evergreen near W. Chicago when the shooting occurred.

“I am told there was no forced entry into the residence, that they were allowed inside,” said Detroit Police Chief James Craig. “And I’m also told that the agent may have been faced with a threat, and it was at that point when he decided to use deadly force.” Craig would not talk more specifically about that alleged threat.

One of the eyewitnesses, a woman, shouted at the chief as she described what she claims happened. “It was 10 bullets…and did it take 10 bullets? When he came out, they didn’t have the handcuffs on him!” she said. “They shot him! He was not able to run to do nothin’. Y’all didn’t give him a chance!”

An Investigation has been promised but we all know how that goes….

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Lord. The phrasing “he decided to use deadly force” really says it all, doesn’t it. Think of a situation where you might have to do something based on a threat. Your action is immediate, instantaneous, instinctual. You were forced to do something, you “had” to do it, there was no other choice.

Now think of that verb, “to decide.” To decide on something takes time. To decide on something suggests there were alternatives, pro/con lists, the time to really ruminate on every possible choice.

The agent wasn’t made to use deadly force. He decided to. That’s what the police chief is saying to me.



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