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Denver TV station security guard charged with murder in connection with shooting of demonstrator

The incident occurred Oct. 10 at the end of two separate rallies – a “Patriot Muster” demonstration and “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive.

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Demonstrators at separate rallies in Denver on Oct. 10, 2020.
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Updated: October 20, 2020 - 7:54am

The TV station security guard accused of fatally shooting a demonstrator in Denver has been charged with second-degree murder, according to court records.

The contract security guard, Matthew Dolloff, 30, was protecting a KUSA-TV producer at the time of the incident. 

Dolloff is charged in connection with the Oct. 10 death of Lee Keltner, 49, a Denver hat maker and Navy veteran.

Police say Keltner was arguing with a 27-year-old man at the end of two separate rallies – a “Patriot Muster” demonstration and “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive,” according to the Associated Press/Report for American.

Dolloff and a 25-year-old person got into an altercation with Keltner.

Keltner slapped Dolloff in the head and Dolloff pulled out a semiautomatic handgun and shot Keltner as Keltner discharged pepper spray at him, police said in an arrest affidavit, the wire service also reports.