Detroit protests call for charges against officer after fatal shooting

Protesters gathered on Detroit's west side calling for justice in the Terrence Kellom shooting.
Tensions are high on Detroit's west side at Evergreen and West Chicago one day after the shooting death of Terrence Kellom.

Calling this situation murder with the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, Ron Scott joined protesters to support Kellom's family. The 20-year-old killed by a fugitive task force agent who had gone to the house to serve a warrant Monday.

"We're not anti-police, we are pro-human," said Scott. "And this was an inhumane situation that occurred."

"The police officer yelled freeze," said Kevin Kellom, Terrence's father. "He said 'Freeze, I will kill you, I will blow your m.f. brains out. Show me your hands, show me your hands.'"

Police were executing a search warrant for Kellom, wanted for armed robbery, and say he was not cooperating with police.  Sources say Kellom was hiding in the attic and came through the closet, arguing, and making commands to the agent. Then he allegedly came toward him with a hammer.

Kellom's father says that's a lie.

"My son reached out to me ," Kellom said. "And he reached out with open hands. When he died, he died with clenched fists."

Both Kellom and the federal agent who fired the shots were black. 

While the Wayne county medical examiners office says Terrence Kellom died of multiple gunshot wounds -- Kevin Kellum says he watched his son get shot 10 times. 

"They are not police officers to me," Kellom said. "The are hired hitmen."

Detroit Police Chief James Craig told FOX 2  there was no forced entry to Kellom's home and the agent used deadly force because he felt threatened with his hammer. 

Craig says he's also committed to doing a timely and thorough investigation. Those protesting Tuesday say they simply want the truth.

"I want to make sure that we stay in peace and get a resolution and respect the family's wishes," said Pastor Maurice Hardwick. "And sit down with the officials and get the proper answers."

"We want justice," Scott said. "I don't care what we have to do, how long we have to take. We will get it."

"They killed my son in cold blood," Kellom said. "And for that, I will never forget. Never forget."

Demonstrators want body cameras on police officer and want the other police officers at the scene of the shooting charged as well.

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