Suspect identified in shocking Denver shooting

A security guard accused of shooting a protester dead during a Denver rally Saturday has been identified as Matthew Robert Dolloff, according to police.

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Matthew Dolloff confronts protester Lee Keltner moments before fatally shooting him
(AP)

This deadly season of tribal political violence in America has just claimed another victim.

In Denver, a part-time security guard responded to being maced by a pro-America activist by shooting the man dead at point blank range.

On Sunday, police named the suspect as Matthew Robert Dolloff, 30 years old. He is being held in a first-degree murder investigation in the death of protester Lee Keltner, the Denver Police Department said.

However, Dolloff has not yet been charged. Police said he is being questioned in connection with Keltner’s shooting death in the courtyard of the Denver Art Museum during a “Patriot Rally” that included clashes with Black Lives Matter demonstrators.

Dolloff, a member of the Pinkerton detective agency, was hired by local news station 9News-TV to provide security during the demonstration, something the outlet said it has done for months while covering BLM protests.

Matthew Dolloff (Denver Police)

The station confirmed Dolloff’s identity on Twitter Sunday.

Dolloff is listed online as the owner of Lavender Moon Farm in Elizabeth, Colorado — where he sells goods ranging from honey to Thanksgiving turkeys, according to past social media posts.

A decision on any charges will be up to the Denver District Attorney’s Office, police said. A spokesperson for District Attorney Beth McCann told Associated Press Sunday that the arrest affidavit in the case remained sealed.

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