Security guard jailed in deadly shooting at Denver protests

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By ASHRAF KHALIL Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — A private security guard working for a Denver TV station was behind bars Monday and accused in the deadly shooting of a man during dueling right- and left-wing weekend protests, police said.

Matthew Dolloff, 30, was booked into jail for investigation of first-degree murder following the clash Saturday afternoon near the city’s Civic Center Park. He appeared in court on Sunday to be advised of the charges he could face and no bond was allowed, according to jail records.

Authorities have not identified the man who was killed, but his son told the Denver Post it was his father, Lee Keltner, a 49-year-old U.S. Navy veteran who operated a hat-making business in the Denver area.
“He wasn’t a part of any group,” Johnathon Keltner said of his father. “He was there to rally for the police department and he’d been down there before rallying for the police department.”

A man — appearing to be Keltner — participating in what was billed a “Patriot Rally” slapped and sprayed Mace at a man who appeared to be Dolloff, the Post reported, based on its photographs from the scene.

The right-wing “Patriot Rally” was one of two demonstrations…



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