Police: The video shows the security guard shoot man who slapped him during a confrontation near the Denver rally site

Denver police detective Daniel Tregembo wrote in the affidavit that the shooting occurred on Saturday as 49-year-old Lee John Keltner walked from a Civic Center Park rally with his 25-year-old son. The court document states that the incident was recorded by Denver police surveillance cameras and cell phone video. At least one newspaper photographer captured the shooting.

The affidavit states that Lee Keltner appears to be arguing with another man and witnesses assume the men were going to fight.

According to the affidavit, the shooting suspect 30-year-old Matthew Doloff and another man got engaged in a confrontation and Kelturn was seen holding a can of pepper spray.

Keltner then turned his attention to Doloff and the other man, and according to the statue Keltner and Dolloff faced each other.

“Mr. (Lee) Keltner strikes Mr. (Doloff) in the side of the head with an open hand. Mr. (Doloff) is seen pulling a handgun from his waistband, aimed at Lee Keltner, and shooting once. , As Mr. Keltner discharges his (pepper) spray, ”the affidavit states.

Kelner died in a Denver hospital, the Medical Examiner’s Office said in a statement.

Matthew Dolloff

According to police, a falloff is being conducted to investigate the first-degree murder. He made a court appearance on Sunday and is jailed without bond according to jail records.

Lawyer Doug Richards, speaking on behalf of Dugoff’s family, told The Denver Post on Monday that Dolloff was in a rally to “protect First Amendment rights” and not to pursue any political agenda.
A statement at the station said that Dolloff is a security guard who was contracted by KUSA affiliated with CNN through Pinkerton to conduct a police aid rally and a retaliation with his reporting staff.

In a statement released on Sunday, Pinkerton stated that Dolloff was a contractor from a third-party vendor.

According to Eric Escudero, a spokesman for the city’s Excise and License Department, Dinoff is not licensed as a security guard in Denver.

If Doloff was acting without a license, he could be fined up to $ 999 or sentenced to up to a year in prison, Escudero said. According to Escudero, if this were to be the case, the company hiring the Dolloff could also face administrative action.

Richards told the Post that Dolloff was defending himself.

“Matt was doing everything he was about to do and was trained to do,” Richards told the Post. “Even if he didn’t carry a special Denver security license, that didn’t stop Pinkerton from sending Matt to that job and that doesn’t change the fact that Matt was acting in self-defense.”

CNN reached out to Richards on Tuesday, but did not receive an immediate response.

Pinkerton has said that it is cooperating in the investigation.

KUSA released a statement on Tuesday saying it was unaware that the Dolloff was armed.

According to the station’s statement, “As stated yesterday, 9NEWS does not directly contract with individual security personnel. 9NEWS has contracted with Pinkerton and directed that security personnel not be armed with our personnel.”

CNN’s Dave Alsup, Claudia Dominguez, KY Jones, Lucy Kavanov, Raja Razek, Holly Silverman, Alta Spels and Amir Vera contributed to this report.


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