Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

October 15, 2020 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,, 720-913-9025

Security Guard Matthew Dolloff to be Charged with Murder in the Second Degree

DENVER—Denver District Attorney Beth McCann today announced that Matthew Dolloff (age 30) will be charged with second degree murder (F2), which carries a mandatory prison sentence of between 16 and 48 years, for the shooting death of 49-year old Lee Keltner.

This incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, October 10, 2020, as Mr. Keltner was leaving Denver’s Civic Center Park where it is alleged that Mr. Dolloff shot Mr. Keltner after an altercation. Mr. Keltner was transported to Denver Health Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. On October 12, 2020, the medical examiner ruled Mr. Keltner’s death a homicide.

The case against Dolloff, (20CR06007) will be filed in Denver District Court on Monday, October 19, 2020. No additional information is being released at this time.


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