Police identified a 30-year-old man as the suspect in a fatal shooting during dueling protests Saturday in downtown Denver.
Matthew Robert Dolloff remained in jail Sunday on suspicion of first-degree murder in the shooting, jail records show. Dolloff was working as a private security guard for Denver television station 9News when the shooting occurred, the television station has said.
Denver police arrested Dolloff on suspicion of shooting and killing a man after a confrontation at the protests downtown. The man who died has not been publicly identified by officials.
Photos of the incident show the man slap Dolloff and use pepper spray. Dolloff then shot the man, according to the photos. Police detained Dolloff at the scene.
UPDATE: Matthew Dolloff (DOB 03-07-1990) is being held for Investigation of First Degree Murder in connection w/the shooting that occurred yesterday at 10 W. 14th Ave. This remains an active investigation; any additional updates will be released as it becomes available. #Denver https://t.co/1Y7Yw7stL0 pic.twitter.com/Va3Lvc1CwT
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) October 11, 2020
Hundreds gathered at Civic Center on Sunday for the two demonstrations. Dozens of socialists and communists scheduled a food drive as a counter-protest to a planned rally by conservative groups.