The father of the dead guy was sure his son was not attacking the ICE agent. ICE agent cleared in civil trial after fatal shooting.
Quinn was a member of a fugitive apprehension team when Terrance Kellom was shot. Police have said Kellom was wanted for armed robbery and lunged at Quinn with a hammer. His father, Kevin Kellom, has disputed that account. Quinn wasn’t charged.
If you lunge at me with a hammer or a screwdriver, or a rock, or a knife, or any number of other ad hoc weapons, I am going to defend myself. I think most people would. (Even the people who say they wouldn’t resort to violence, want to live, after all.)