Denver cops identify 9News guard detained in deadly demonstration capturing


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Denver police on Sunday identified the 9News security guard arrested in a fatal shooting during a protest downtown Saturday afternoon.

Matthew Dolloff, 30, is being held for investigation of first-degree murder. 9News said he worked for the private security company Pinkerton.

Matthew Dolloff, 30, is being held for investigation of first-degree murder. (Denver Police Department)

“This remains an active investigation,” the Denver Police Department said in a tweet. “Any additional updates will be released as it becomes available.”

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9News says Dolloff is a contractor who was accompanying one of its producers at the demonstrations Saturday at Civic Center Park. Far-right and far-left groups held dueling protests in the hours leading up the shooting.

Videos and photos of the shooting show Dolloff firing a single shot at a man after an altercation. It appears the man may have fired mace at Dolloff.

A man sprays mace, left, as another man fires a gun, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Denver amid highly charged political protests. Denver television station 9News says a private security guard working on its behalf has been detained as a suspect in the shooting. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

“It has been the practice of 9News for a number of months to hire private security to accompany staff at protests,” 9News reported.

The name of the man killed in the shooting and information on any affiliations he may have had have not been released.

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