The man who was shot dead at a Denver protest was identified as a military veteran and grandfather Lee Keltner. The man was there to show support for the police. Keltner was killed in front of his son.
Keltner’s mother, Carol, identified him in a Facebook post to the group Northeast Arkansas Tea Party Group.
“My son Lee was at the patriot rally today in Denver,” she wrote. “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,” she added. “The left has gotten out of hand,” she also mentioned.
Keltner, 49, is believed to have been taking part in a “Patriot Muster” rally. According to The Sun, he was fatally shot at around 3:30 p.m. outside the Denver Art Museum in Colorado.
‘MURDERED BECAUSE HE BACKED COPS’ Denver shooting – Military veteran Lee Keltner was ‘shot dead in front of his son at Antifa rally’ https://t.co/HB13IcPXrZ
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The suspect has been identified as Matthew Dolloff, a private security guard hired by KUSA-TV, also known as 9NEWS. Denver Police Department says he is being investigated for first-degree murder.
“There was a verbal altercation that transpired. A firearm was discharged,” said Joe Montoya, Denver Police chief of investigations. “An individual was shot and later pronounced deceased. There were two guns recovered at the scene,” he also said.
The Sun also reported that Denver police “arrested Dolloff on suspicion of shooting and killing a man after a clash at the protests downtown.”