By New York Post. The man shot dead by a hired security guard during a Denver protest on Saturday was identified as a local hatter and military veteran.
Lee Keltner was shot shortly after 3:30 p.m. at a “Patriot Rally” outside the Denver Art Museum and later pronounced dead at a local hospital, The Sun reported Sunday.
“My son Lee was at the patriot rally today in Denver,” Keltner’s mother, Carol, posted on the Northeast Arkansas Tea Party Facebook group. “He was murdered because he backed the police.”
The gunman, identified as Matthew Dolloff, a hired security guard from the Pinkerton detective agency, 9News-TV confirmed.
The Denver Police have said Dolloff was a “private security guard with no affiliation with Antifa” who a local TV station confirmed it had hired to look over its reporters. (Read more from “TV Station’s Hired Pinkerton Security Guard Shoots Military Vet, Anti-BLM Demonstrator Dead” HERE)
Video draws ties between “security guard” and leftist groups
Security Guard who shot anti-BLM protester was “unlicensed”
By Alberto Luperon. The man arrested in a recent shooting death in Denver was not licensed to be a security guard in the city, says a local agency.
“We searched our records and there is no record for an active licensed security guard now or ever for an individual named Matthew Doloff or Dolloff,” the city Department of Excise and Licenses told CBS Denver reporter Andrea Flores. “If he was operating as a security guard, he was in violation of the law.”
NEW: Denver Dept of Excise and Licenses confirms “there is no record for an active licensed security guard now or ever for an individual named Matthew Doloff or Dolloff. If he was operating as a security guard, he was in violation of the law”. More tonight on @CBSDenver at 10p pic.twitter.com/mFAYXZ1er5
— Andrea Flores (@AndreaFloresTV) October 11, 2020
(Read more about the shooting of the anti-BLM protester HERE)
Denver ‘Patriot Rally’ Shooting Suspect Identified as Matthew Dolloff
By New York Post. The hired Pinkerton security guard accused of shooting a protester dead during a Denver rally Saturday has been identified as Matthew Robert Dolloff, according to police.
Dolloff, 30, is being held in a first-degree murder investigation in the shooting death of Lee Keltner, the Denver Police Department said on Twitter.
Police said Dolloff has not been charged but is being questioned in connection with Keltner’s caught-on-video shooting death in the courtyard of the Denver Art Museum during a “Patriot Rally” that included clashes with Black Lives Matter demonstrators.
Dolloff, a member of the Pinkerton detective agency, was hired by local news station 9News-TV to provide security during the demonstration, something the outlet said it has done for months while covering BLM protests. (Read more from “Denver ‘Patriot Rally’ Shooting Suspect Identified as Matthew Dolloff” HERE)
Photos Capture Moment Lee Keltner Is Shot Dead Amid Dueling Denver Protests
By New York Post. This is the moment a Colorado hat-maker was shot dead by a Pinkerton security guard amid dueling protests in Denver.
The shocking sequence of photos captured at the Saturday demonstrations show the two men approach each other, and the victim — identified in a Facebook post by his mother as Lee Keltner — raising his left hand to the other’s face.
The suspect has been identified as Matthew Dolloff, a Pinkerton private security guard, then drew a handgun, while Keltner raised a canister of Mace and let loose a yellow mist of the choking spray, the photos show. (For photos of the shooting, click HERE)
One Dead After Leftist BLM-Antifa Groups Clash With Patriot Rally in Denver (VIDEO)
By The Federalist. One person is dead after a shooting in downtown Denver on Saturday during a clash between “Black Lives Matter-Antifa Soup Drive” led by The Denver Communists and “Patriot Rally” protesters who think it’s “time to take our country back.”
ALERT : Officers are investigating a shooting that occurred in the Courtyard by the Art Museum. 1 victim transported to the hospital their condition is unknown, 1 suspect in custody . pic.twitter.com/1F6NuVlv0F
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) October 10, 2020
The shooting, which was caught on video, occurred in between the Denver Public Library and the Denver Art Museum after a verbal altercation broke out between some of the protestors while the crowd began to disperse.
Shooting in Denver today. (10/10/2020) pic.twitter.com/nq3wuZfcEB
— Austin Frisch (@Austin_Zone) October 10, 2020
There are a lot of police officers out today separating the two groups. There are also fences all around civic center park keeping the two groups apart. The far-left group here right now is shouting “the only good cop is a dead cop” #9News pic.twitter.com/d8lBIB4YZS
— Marc Sallinger (@MarcSallinger) October 10, 2020
The suspect, who was was arrested immediately following the incident, is “a private security guard with no affiliation with Antifa.” The victim has yet to be identified but appears to be associated with the conservative demonstrators, according to Post Millennial editor Ian Miles Cheong.
According to 9NEWS, “the private security guard in custody was contracted through Pinkerton by 9NEWS” because “it has been the practice of 9NEWS for a number of months to contract private security to accompany staff at protests.” A 9NEWS producer was also arrested at the scene but later released.
Update: Further investigation has determined the suspect is a private security guard with no affiliation with Antifa. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) October 11, 2020
(Read more from “One Dead After Leftist BLM-Antifa Groups Clash With Patriot Rally in Denver” HERE)