A Denver judge on Monday set a $500,000 bond for the security guard charged with second-degree murder in a fatal shooting at an Oct. 10 protest.
Matthew Dolloff, 30, will have to post the bond before he can be released from the downtown Denver jail, where he has been since his arrest at the scene of the shooting near the Denver Art Museum.
Denver prosecutors on Monday formally filed the second-degree murder charge against Dolloff and a district court judge set the bond, the Denver District Court clerk’s office confirmed. Prosecutors announced on Thursday that they would file the charge, which carries a sentencing range of 16 to 48 years in prison.
Dolloff is accused of murder in the fatal shooting of Lee Keltner, 49, who was participating in a “Patriot Rally” on Oct. 10 in Civic Center Park. Dolloff was working as a security guard for 9News journalists reporting on the rally and counterprotests, though Dolloff was not licensed to provide security services in the city.
Photos and videos of the incident show Keltner approach Dolloff and a 9News journalist and tell them to stop filming. Dolloff and Keltner then became involved in a physical altercation. Dolloff shot Keltner as Keltner used pepper spray, photos show.
Dolloff is scheduled to appear before Denver District Court Judge Shelley Gilman at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
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