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Cellphone Video Shows Seconds Before And After Deadly Shooting At Denver Protest

DENVER (CBS4) -- Video released Tuesday shows the seconds before and after a deadly shooting at a rally and counter protest in Denver on Saturday. Matthew Dolloff, 30, who was hired as a security guard by a local TV news station, through the security company Pinkerton, is accused of killing 49-year-old Lee Keltner. Records show Dolloff did not have the license required to work as a security guard in Denver.

In the video, you can see a verbal altercation involving two men standing between the Denver Public Library and the Denver Art Museum. A third man tries to separate them by physically pushing them apart.

"Don't touch me, I'm standing my ground," a man wearing a black T-shirt says. The other man in the confrontation, who is wearing a hat, sunglasses and a mask, can be seen holding some kind of spray can.

Be advised there is explicit language in the video.

RAW: Video taken by 9NEWS producer shows moments before rally shooting by 9NEWS on YouTube

According to 9News, there is a 12-second gap where the recording stopped, and that's when the shooting occurred.

According to the probable cause statement released by the Denver Police Department, Dolloff became engaged in the altercation between Keltner and the other protester at 3:36 p.m. Keltner was holding a can of OC spray, also known as oleoresin capsicum spray or pepper spray.

Keltner and Dolloff faced each other, and Keltner struck Dolloff on the side of the head with an open hand.

A photographer captured the moment Keltner discharged his pepper spray and Keltner pulled his gun.

Fatal Shooting in Denver Amid Dueling Protests
Two men clash after dueling rallies in Downtown Denver on October 10, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. The man on the left side of the photo sprays what appears to be pepper spray at the man on the right side of the image. The man at right, fires his gun at the protester at left. The shooting happened as opposing rallies by far-right and far-left activists were ending. The shooter has been identified as Matthew Dolloff. He is being held for investigation of First Degree Murder in connection with this shooting. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

In the second video, which begins moments later, a man can be heard yelling that he working security for 9News.

Another man in the video can be heard saying that he has a press pass.

"The guy on the ground was going to mace me," a man can be heard saying. "That was my security guard, he just protected my f***ing life."

Again, be advised there is explicit language in the video.

RAW: Video taken by 9NEWS producer shows moments just after rally shooting by 9NEWS on YouTube

Dolloff was taken into custody by officers while holding a semiautomatic handgun. Keltner was rushed to Denver Health where he was pronounced dead at 4:05 p.m.

Fatal Shooting in Denver Amid Dueling Protests
DENVER, COLORADO - OCTOBER 10: Police order a man to the ground after a shooting in Downtown Denver on October 10, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. The shooting happened as opposing rallies by far-right and far-left activists were ending. The shooter has been identified as Matthew Dolloff, center. He is being held for investigation of First Degree Murder in connection with this shooting. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Dolloff appeared in court on Sunday and remains in custody on investigation of first-degree murder charges.

Matthew Dolloff Booking Photo from DPD
Matthew Dolloff (credit: Denver Police)

LINK: Dolloff Arrest Affidavit

 

 

 

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