DENVER (CBS4) – Matthew Dolloff, a security guard, was officially charged with second degree murder on Monday. Prosecutors say Dolloff shot and killed Lee Keltner during dueling protests in Denver on Oct. 11.
Dolloff was working as a security guard for KUSA-TV. A shouting match ensued as the protests were ending.READ MORE: Denver Weather: It's Been Seven Years Since The Metro Area Was This Hot, This Early
According to the probable cause statement released by the Denver Police Department, Dolloff got involved in the altercation with Keltner and another protester before Keltner hit Dolloff on the side of the head with an open hand.
During the argument, Dolloff pulled out his handgun and fired one shot at Keltner.READ MORE: Firefighters Warn Of Increased Fire Danger In Denver Are During Incoming Heat Wave
Keltner, who sprayed pepper spray toward Dolloff, died.MORE NEWS: Rescue Groups In Colorado Seeing A Concerning Number Of Emergency Calls In 2021
In an interview with the Colorado Sun, Dolloff’s lawyer says his client was acting in self-defense.