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Prosecutors Dropping Charges Against Matthew Dolloff In Shooting Death Of Protester In Denver In 2020

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DENVER (CBS4) – Prosecutors are dropping charges against the former security guard accused of killing a protestor in Denver in October 2020. Matthew Dolloff is accused in the shooting death of Lee Keltner during a demonstration, while Dolloff was working as an armed guard for 9News.

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Matthew Dolloff, right, and Lee Keltner, left, clashed after dueling rallies in Downtown Denver on October 10, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (credit: Helen H. Richardson/Getty Images)

The shooting happened as a “Patriot Muster” demonstration and a “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive” counter-protest were ending.

Dolloff pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge.

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Matthew Dolloff (credit: Denver Police)

On Thursday, prosecutors confirmed to CBS4 they were dropping charges against Dolloff.

“I can confirm that having fully considered the facts and circumstances surrounding the charges, today we informed Lee Keltner’s family members that we will soon dismiss the criminal case against Matthew Dolloff.  In line with our ethical obligations, we cannot overcome the legal justifications of self-defense or defense of others. We are not able to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt,” stated Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director for the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

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