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Left-wing gunman was working illegaly as guard when he killed pro-cop protester

Left-wing gunman was working illegaly as guard when he killed pro-cop protester

The suspected gunman who allegedly shot and killed a pro-cop protester in Antifa clash Denver was not licensed to work as a security guard in the city, say reports.

Matthew Dolloff allegedly shot dead Lee Keltner as violence erupted between rival groups on Saturday.

Matthew Dolloff, 30, who appears to have frequently posted left-wing commentary online, was working as a security guard for 9NEWS TV station at the time of the shooting.

Matthew Dolloff was working as a security guard when he shot and killed a pro-cop protester, Image: Denver Police
Matthew Dolloff was working as a security guard when he shot and killed a pro-cop protester, Image: Denver Police
Lee Keltner was later identified by his family members as the man Dolloff allegedly shot

The 9News had reportedly hired him through Pinkerton to protect their staff at the “protest”, a practice they said they’ve been doing for a number of months.

However, the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses have confirmed there was no record for an “actively licensed” security guard now or ever for Dolloff, CBS 4 reported.

If he was operating as a security guard, he was in violation of the law, department spokesman Eric Escudero told the news channel.

Security guards are prohibited from carrying or using a “firearm” without getting an armed firearm endorsement for their license.

Dolloff was last night being held without bail on suspicion of first-degree murder following the shooting that left Keltner dead.

Lee was fatally shot at around 3.30pm (Image: Getty)
Lee was fatally shot at around 3.30pm (Image: Getty)
Cops rushed to the scene after the victim was shot (Credit: JonDoe1980 OG)
Cops rushed to the scene after the victim was shot (Credit: JonDoe1980 OG)

“Keltner had participated in a Patriot Muster rally in front of the Denver Art Museum before he was fatally shot”.

It’s been reported the “military veteran” was shot dead in the head in front of his son.

He maced counter-protesters and the guard at a BLM-Antifa Soup Drive taking place during the same time as the Patriot Muster rally before he was killed.

The Denver Police Department said – an investigation determined he had no affiliation with the leftist political movement.

However, after the tragedy, an Antifa supporter was filmed appearing to celebrate the death shouting right in the f***ing dome.

Most of his “social media postings” have to do with farm goods he apparently sold in the Denver area, and he appears to be pictured with dogs and sheep.

In the latest public “Facebook post” on Dolloff’s alleged page, he shared a message mourning the death of progressive political commentator Michael Brooks, “who died in July”.

The grief is real, no one better checked my world view more, and his impressions were amazing, he wrote.


I can’t seem to whip away the tears today “Michael Brooks” was too young and just getting started #leftisbest #MichaelBrooks I’m going to miss right-wing Mandela – this is hard to accept.

Keltner’s sister, Suzan Keltner, on Sunday, said – her nephew has been struggling to cope after witnessing his father’s death.

He was my brother, my only sibling, Suzan told the New York Post. He also served our country.

Jay Keltner, who identified himself as one of Lee’s sons, also posted about the tragedy on Facebook, writing: I can’t believe my dad’s gone. This will never be right #RIP.

He told the Denver Post his father wasn’t a member of any “group” and was there to rally for the police department as he had done so at previous protests.

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