Family says goodbye to Terrance Kellom as autopsy results withheld

As family and friends gather to say goodbye to Terrance Kellom, the 20-year-old shot and killed by a federal agent last week, the investigation is incomplete and autopsy results are still being withheld, all while the community still demands answers.

Inside a small funeral chapel on Detroit's westside, the Kellom family says a final goodbye. The death, they say, is one that was in cold blood. 

Kellom was shot and killed by a federal agent who was carrying out a raid as a part of a fugitive apprehension team. The agent has maintained that Kellom came at him with a hammer and he was forced to shoot and kill him. The Kellom family says he was unarmed and killed unlawfully by the agent.

The medical examiner tells FOX 2 that an autopsy has been completed but results are being sealed so it doesn't interfere with an investigation. The investigation is being handled by Wayne County Prosecutor Kim Worthy and the family is being represented by Karri Mitchell.

"They are going to respect the process. Kim Worthy has done a good job in the past of fettering out these types of things and they're going to respect her wishes regarding the autopsy and just wait for her decision," Mitchell said.

In the days that followed Kellom's death, protests were held and police held community meetings to help keep the peace. Community activist Ron Scott hopes that peace will continue.

"I feel it like they feel it and it hurts hopefully the city of Detroit will pray as opposed to pray on others who are trying to help people," Scott said.

We're told 200 people, family and friends attended the funeral. The family did not wish to speak to the media at this time but we're told they are waiting patiently for justice in this case.  

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