Elbert County Sheriff Suspending Permit ImmediatelyBy Brian Maass

ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Elbert County Sheriff on Monday moved to cancel the concealed carry weapons permit of Matthew Dolloff, who is being held in the weekend shooting death in Denver of a ‘Patriot’ protester. Dolloff remains in custody for investigation of first-degree murder in the death of Lee Keltner.

Matthew Dolloff (credit: Denver Police)

“I have suspended it until the outcome of his criminal case and he will not be able to carry a concealed weapon in the State of Colorado,” said Elbert County Sheriff Tim Norton.

DENVER, COLORADO – OCTOBER 10: Two men clash after dueling rallies in Downtown Denver on October 10, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. The man on the left side of the photo sprays what appears to be pepper spray at the man on the right side of the image. The man at right, fires his gun at the protester at left. The shooting happened as opposing rallies by far-right and far-left activists were ending. The shooter has been identified as Matthew Dolloff. He is being held for investigation of First Degree Murder in connection with this shooting. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

He told CBS4 Dolloff received the permit from Elbert County in June of 2018.

“He did the CBI background check, paid his fees, everything came back clear and he was issued a CCW permit,” said Norton.

Tim Norton (credit: CBS)

Norton said last year, his county issued roughly 1,000 CCW permits which are valid for five years. He said Dolloff’s application was standard and unremarkable.

“I’m in the process of seizing this permit back to my office,” said Norton.

He said beyond providing basic personal information and clearing a background check, some applicants have to take a class or demonstrate proficiency in shooting a gun.

Matthew Dolloff (credit: CBS)

Norton noted the permit for Dolloff was issued under a previous administration and said that he did not know Dolloff.

Brian Maass

Comments (15)
  1. allen Handy says:

    There is no concern for the victim. It’s on video. We saw
    what happened.

  2. West says:

    play stupid games, win stupid prizes. One less nazi to worry about.

  3. Phil says:

    Dolloff was an far left fanatic. Why was he brought into a Trump rally surrounded by people that love America (that he despised)? He would of been better off surrounded by BLM/Antifa people that like violence and burn buildings down.

    Someone is going to get sued if he was employed to be there.

    1. Nik says:

      That’s would ‘have’ been better off, not ‘of’.

      1. Phil says:

        Sorry…I cannot edit my post for grammatical errors, but what did you really think of my post?

    2. Jo says:

      Shooting shouldn’t have happened, however the idea of one side liking America more than the other is why we are not coming together as a country. Both sides have their ideas and ideals and believe they love the country in their own ways. It time to embrace unity and try to solve our differences out peacefully.

  4. TrueAmericanPatriot says:

    Can we stop calling white-supremacist ‘patriots’? Thanks.

  5. TomTancredoFan says:

    I’m pretty sure any ccw class or security guard rulebook would never sanction the use of deadly force against pepper spray. This doesn’t even rate as “bringing a knife to a gunfight.” What is the shooters defense gonna be? “I had to kill him because my eyes were stinging.” Well, where he’s going his butt is gonna be stinging for many years.

  6. Jose Soplar says:

    Um, better check the criminal record of the victim. This wasn’t his first rodeo with violence, but it was his last! Some dudes think no one will punch back. He found out that’s wrong.

    1. xarias says:

      “Check the criminal record of the victim” Yeah that guy that got shot DEAD. He sure learned. You’re an idiot.

    2. wilson smith says:

      Thats irrelevant. The only thing that’s relevant is the actions at that moment. From the pictures and videos that are out now its clear Dolloff had his firearm out and pointed at the victim before the victim discharged pepper spray, and the victim was backing away from Dollof. It also looks like Dolloff was advancing and attacking the victim and the victim slapped Dolloff in self defense.

      Dolloff is going to prison for murder. At least he will be in a just world.

  7. He did not however have a permit in Denver nor did he work for Pinkerton correct?

  8. Vincent Lombardo says:

    fry the dingbat doll … like bacon..

  9. Chip says:

    The CBI check doesn’t look into common sense or whether you’re posting fascist and unAmerican rants on social media like this murderer was.

  10. Joe Bloe says:

    So what…. I have a ccw and you are taught to avoid conflict and use your handgun as a last defense only. Clearly he didn’t pay attention

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