DENVER (CBS4) – Controversy continued to surround Matthew Dolloff, a Denver murder suspect, on Sunday. Denver police arrested Dolloff after he was seen shooting a man at a “Patriot Muster” rally on Saturday.

(credit: CBS)

That victim, identified as Lee Keltner by the coroner’s office, later died at the hospital. Counter protesters were present at the rally.

(credit: CBS)

Late Saturday, 9News identified the suspect as a security guard contracted by them for the rally.

The Denver Department of Excise and Licenses tells CBS4’s Andrea Flores Dolloff was not licensed to be a security guard in the city.

Matthew Doloff (credit: Denver)

“If he was operating as a security guard, he was in violation of the law,” said Eric Escudero, a department spokesman, stated. “Security guards are prohibited from carrying or using a firearm without getting an armed firearm endorsement for their license. All security guards in Denver are required to get a federal background check before they receive their license.”

Escudero also shared Denver is one of three cities in Colorado where security guards are required to have a license to operate, and there is no requirement to have a license in the state.

Security guards are also required to go through training which includes training on use of force.

Doloff had his first advisement hearing Sunday morning. The judge declared the arrest affidavit will be sealed, and the defendant will be held on first degree murder charges without bond.

Denver police say a second person detained was later released.

Danielle Chavira

Comments (28)
  1. vlad tepes says:

    Doloff is now going down for LIFE. Hope it was worth it dumbfork.

  2. Chip says:

    This antifa MURDERER was aided and abetted by the Demonrat politicians that run this city and state. Those are the same politicians that have handed Denver over to antifa/blm thugs, looters, and arsonists without so much as a whimper. These Biden/Harris-Demonrats have ordered the DPD to NOT enforce the law and have thrown citizens to the wolves. Not to be left out are 9 Fake News and the other MSM. All are in bed with the Demonrats.

  3. TomTancredoFan says:

    Cory Gardner is scheduled to debate with Hickenlooper soon. 9news will moderate. Kyle Clark and a cohort. Call Cory Gardner’s campaign and voice your opinion about this. If Gardner doesn’t cancel this debate, saying in good conscience he can’t approve of 9news’ role in this murder, he should lose tens of thousands of votes and the election.

  4. Barney says:

    Antifa, BLM and Democrats get away with stoking murder and mayhem while the left wing tools in the media report the opposite of the truth. If the left does take control, the media will be the first thing they shut down, yet the media bosses are too stupid to know that.

    1. As opposed to right-wing groups such as the KKK, John Birch, and the local law enforcement who have never done anything wrong. Get a clue. It’s not about right-wing or left-wing. It’s about our sick violence-based culture.

  5. Mark Richards says:

    He should be charged with a hate crime, where is the FBI or DOJ? Can not trust the Denver DA to do the right thing. Besides when does BLM and Antifia have a food drive? Who issued that permit and thought it would NOT cause a problem Take down the C.C.P.

    1. TomTancredoFan says:

      Ah yes, the soup can food drive. This is how the domestic terrorists can bring seemingly innocent looking projectiles into the mix. The organizer of the Patriot Muster said these evil children were throwing the soup cans their way, but due to weak arms raised on video games and not outdoor sports, the food grenades were far short of the mark.

  6. Retired VA RN says:

    Moved out of Denver fifteen months ago. When people here in Montana ask why this is a good example. The TV news organizations are so deeply dug into leftist operations they hire communist splinter group members for their security while reporting. Dig deeper into this perp’s background as I’m sure there is more entertaining background in his history.

  7. blob says:

    The fake Guards Tattoo is linked to a specific “Arcade communist group” he was antifa.

    1. yur hoody says:

      This has been disputed by his friends who say it’s a space invaders (video game) tattoo.

      1. yur hoody says:

        But I have seen now that there are antifa groups with space invaders tattoos.
        Very strange how the Denver Police immediately declared he was not antifa,

  8. Paul Weber says:

    Let me get this straight… The local 9News hired someone to provide security for them who wasn’t qualified. Now why do I suddenly doubt their abilities as news journalists???

  9. Rod says:

    They had better hold him in jail….for his own protection because if they let him out WE will kill that pos dolloff.

    1. John says:

      You don’t sound any better then Doloff

    2. bernie g says:

      That’s not American justice. We have trials, courts and prisons. Don’t sink to the level of the rioters and looters

      1. American justice? LOL…we have the worst justice system in the West. How much “justice” one gets depends on your wallet…

  10. Truth says:

    Maybe that piece of garbage shouldn’t have assaulted an armed man.

    1. Farrahdae says:

      There’s video evidence that that armed man attacked him first and then shot first. He tried to take the victim’s mace can, and the victim slapped him. He shot the victim, and the victim then hit his mace a second before he collapsed.

      So… if Kyle Rittenhouse wasn’t defending himself… this idiot wasn’t, either.

    2. Fed up with this drama says:

      You aren’t particularly bright I see, getting maced by someone doesn’t give you the right to shoot them in the head.

      1. Mark says:

        Yes it does

        1. Ed says:

          The root of this mess is disillusionment and an acute sense of failure and fear in our young people. They have been so hyper-sensitized that they don’t have an understanding of how to succeed on their own. They only know how to look at parents, government, and each other for help. Sadly, as a group they still don’t know what to do. They lash out. When normal people tell them to calm down and get a job, they band together and wreak havoc. It’s only going to get worse. These young people are now having kids. They’re multiplying.

        2. Ed says:

          The root of this mess is disillusionment and an acute sense of failure and fear in our young people. They have been so hyper-sensitized that they don’t have an understanding of how to succeed on their own. They only know how to look at parents, government, and each other for help. Sadly, as a group they still don’t know what to do. They lash out. When normal people tell them to calm down and get a job, they band together and wreak havoc. It’s only going to get worse. These young people are now having kids. They’re multiplying.

    3. usaf watcher says:

      watch the video. He shot him BEFORE the guy pulled the trigger on the mace. So he flat out murdered him. He’s an antifa thug who deserves to be arrested. How’s that Reich side of history working out for ya?

    4. SoBeIt says:

      This applies to Kyle Rittenhouse too?

      1. John Smith says:

        Rittenhouse was making an effort to flee. Dolloff made zero effort to try and escape the situation before he fired.

  11. Locked and loaded says:

    Rich. Let’s thank the media for their contribution to death.

    1. The mass news media propaganda machine holds a large portion of the blame for all the current violence going on and the resultant deaths and destruction. All for their filthy politics, and of course, the ratings.

      1. Victor says:

        Not only did this Unlicensed ‘Security’ guard shoot a man in the head..it was in front of his Son.

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