The man who shot a protester in front of his son was not licensed to work as a security guard.
30-year-old Matthew Dolloff, who was employed to serve as a security guard for local TV 9News, has been arrested on suspicion of murder after he shot 49-year-old Lee Keltner outside the Denver Art Museum.
According to CBS 4, the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses confirmed that Dolloff has ‘no record for an active licensed security guard now or ever.’
Department spokesperson Eric Escudero said to the news station: “If he was operating as a security guard, he was in violation of the law.
“Security guards are prohibited from carrying or using a firearm without getting an armed firearm endorsement for their license.
“All security guards in Denver are required to get a federal background check before they receive their license.”
Dolloff was taken into custody but he hasn’t been charged. Escudero said that he could face up to one year behind bars or a $999 fine.
Keltner, a military veteran and grandfather, was reportedly shot in front of his son.
The victim’s mother, Carol Keltner, wrote in a Facebook group called Northeast Arkansas Tea Party Group: “My son Lee was at the patriot rally today in Denver.
“After the rally a person on the BLM and Antifa side went up to him said a few nasty words then shot him in the head.
“He was murdered because he backed the police. His 24 year old son was with him. I moved to Arkansas because Colorado got too expensive and liberal. The left has gotten out of hand.”
Police said Dolloff had no known affiliation with the Antifa and BLM group that organized a counter-protest against the Patriot Muster Rally on Saturday.
The Denver Police Department wrote on Twitter that the incident was being investigated as a homicide.
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