DENVER (CBS4)– Lee Keltner has been identified as the victim in Saturday’s shooting at a downtown Denver protest. Matthew Dolloff is facing first-degree murder charges in Keltner’s death.

(credit: Facebook)

Dolloff was contracted through a security company by KUSA 9News during the protest.

Keltner, 49, was rushed to the hospital where he later died at the hospital from his injuries in the shooting.

Matthew Dolloff (credit: Denver)

He was a business owner with Colorado roots. Organizers with the self-described Patriot group said Lee was at the demonstration on Saturday.

Lee Keltner (credit: YouTube)

A memorial for Keltner has been created at the site of the shooting near the Denver Art Museum.

Jennifer McRae

Comments (16)
  1. J Semple says:

    Earlier this year, an off-duty police officer shot and killed a teenager that was running through his yard. The teen was running away from the officer and was shot in the back. Nevertheless, he got off scot-free with a “I feared for my life” defense. If that defense works against an unarmed kid running *away* from you, it damn well ought to work when a large, aggressive demonstrator sprays mace in your face from ten feet away.

  2. James Fleming Jr. says:

    The man who was killed should sue the News Media that hired this man. They apparently did not check his background and they need to pay through the nose. It would not surprise me to find out they knew he was deranged. The Media in America is as dangerous as the Democrat Party.

  3. TomTancredoFan says:

    Let’s get the facts straight. Dolloff was not a security guard. He had no license. He wasn’t even dressed as a professional security guard. He’s a punk with an antifa Space Invader tattoo. Dolloff grabbed for Keltners mace, so Keltner justifiably slapped him. Keltner than backed up and distanced himself. Keltners one mistake was spraying mace in the vicinity of a hothead with a gun. So no one assaulted a security guard. As for repercussions, antifa/blm are on videos all over the country assaulting cops with flying bricks, industrial grade fireworks, etc. and haven’t suffered bullets to the head. Get it?

    1. Alex Smith says:

      Yeah, we get it–big daddy tough guy wasn’t as bad as he thought. Now he can push up some daisies.

      1. TomTancredoFan says:

        Hey Skippy, the adults are talking now. Don’t you have a video game you can go play?

        1. Alex Smith says:

          Yeah? You’re about the stupidest adult in the freaking world then…in case you’re unaware, spraying someone with mace is assault.

          Herr Keltner was into it with one guy, broke off that “discussion” and immediately moved toward Dolloff. Big mistake, LOL.

          Dolloff will not be charged with first degree murder. At most he’ll plea to voluntary manslaughter or something along those lines, but even that’s highly unlikely. As the videos show, Dolloff did not advance on Keltner–it was the other way around.

          Spout some more “facts” Einstein.

  4. Alex Smith says:

    If a person on the left smacked and sprayed a right winger with mace they’d have gotten shot too.

    If you wanna run with the big dogs, don’t trip.

  5. Lee Keltner’s presence at a fascist rally does not justify twisting the facts or his murder.

  6. Sam Colt says:

    Don’t start sh!t. Won’t be no sh!t.

  7. joe colorado says:

    Shouldn’t he also be identified as the instigator of the confrontation since he was the one who physically assaulted and then maced the armed citizen?

  8. Patrick says:

    Keltner committed assault – he slapped Dolloff, while Dolloff was unarmed (see photo). Then Keltner maced Dolloff, who then defended himself. 2A goes both ways. Photo: https://www.mercurynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/TDP-L-RALLY_865-3.jpg?w=620

  9. Robert Gift says:

    Don’t bully a trigger-happy wimp with a gun.

  10. TomTancredoFan says:

    9news is on the hook for a seven-figure settlement to Lee Keltners family. I can’t imagine the hell they’re going through right now, when an America loving man can go to a rally to express his patriotic views and be murdered for those beliefs. Antifa/blm is a growing cancer spreading through the country. It needs to be quickly eradicated before it metathesizes.

    1. joe colorado says:

      Literally every word you said here is untrue.

    2. DTM says:

      But it’s ok to assault a security guard and not face repurcussions? Got it.

      1. “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.”

        Dolloff wasn’t a security guard, Einstein. He was just a punk with a gun who lied to get a job. Now he’s in jail being held on first degree murder charges without bond. I guess that sad face of his means he realizes that he’s going to spend the rest of his life trying not to drop the soap.

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