The arrest affidavit for the 30-year-old safety guard suspected of capturing and killing a participant in a “Patriot Rally” in downtown Denver on Saturday states the guard fired his gun because the protester used pepper spray.
The affidavit for Matthew Robert Dolloff launched Tuesday states that Lee Keltner, the 49-year-old demonstrator, was leaving the rally Saturday afternoon when he and one other man began arguing, inflicting a bystander to attempt to separate them.
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Keltner, who was holding a can of pepper spray, then grew to become concerned in a dispute with Dolloff and a 9News producer, whom Dolloff was guarding. Keltner slapped Dolloff within the facet of the pinnacle, in response to the affidavit, and Dolloff then drew a gun from his waistband.
Dolloff fired the gun as Keltner sprayed the pepper spray, in response to the affidavit.
An legal professional for his household mentioned Monday that Dolloff was appearing in self-defense when he shot and killed Keltner. Prosecutors had not formally charged Dolloff in reference to the capturing as of Tuesday morning.
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Past felony expenses within the capturing, Dolloff may face further felony or civil motion for working in Denver with out the required municipal safety guard license. Dolloff was working as a contractor for Pinkerton, which 9News had contracted with for safety. Pinkerton mentioned in a press release Monday that Dolloff was not an worker, however “a contractor agent from an extended standing business vendor” that the corporate wouldn’t title.
Dolloff labored as a safety contractor for greater than a yr, his household legal professional mentioned, together with at a debate Friday between senatorial candidates John Hickenlooper and Cory Gardner.