The security guard caught on video gunning down a US Navy veteran at a Denver right-wing rally will be hit with a second-degree murder charge in the viral incident, prosecutors said Thursday.
Matthew Dolloff, 30, has been held without bail on suspicion of first-degree murder since shooting Lee Keltner following the demonstration at Denver’s Civic Center Park on Saturday.
The city medical examiner ruled Keltner’s death a homicide two days later.
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann said on Twitter Thursday Dolloff will now be charged in Denver District Court on Monday with second-degree murder and could face up to 48 years in prison if convicted.
Dolloff had been hired through the Pinkerton detective agency to provide security for a 9News-TV crew covering the rally.
Keltner, 49, got into a confrontation with a group of Black Lives Matter demonstrators around 3:30 p.m. as he left the rally with his 25-year-old son.
The footage shows him tussling with several men before