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Shooting Victim in Denver Was a Military Veteran and Pro-Police, While Shooter Was Anti-Trump

Lee Keltner was a husband, a father, a grandfather, a military veteran, and a supporter of police.


The man shot and killed at the Denver protest has been identified as Lee Keltner.

Lee Keltner was a husband, a father, a grandfather, a military veteran, and a supporter of the police.

The media will have you believe that he was a savage alt-right racist.

These are outright lies.

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God help his family through these dark times of dealing with both their own grief and with the lies being spread about him.

Video was recently released on Twitter from a few years ago highlighting his hat making business.

The U.S. Sunhas more on Lee Keltner, who was described by family and friends as a "loving husband, father, and friend."

Military veteran and grandad Lee Keltner was shot after macing the guard for the 9NEWS TV crew on Saturday during dueling rallies in Denver.

The 49-year-old veteran is believed to have been taking part in a "Patriot Muster" rally, and was fatally shot at around 3.30pm outside the Denver Art Museum in Colorado.

The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Matthew Dolloff, with the Denver Police Department saying he's being investigated for first degree murder.

A Facebook page with Dolloff's full name and a photo that appears to match his mugshot shows that he worked on a ranch raising sheeps and dogs, the Denver Post reported.

Court records obtained by the newspaper show he had no previous criminal history aside from traffic tickets.

Denver police arrested Dolloff on suspicion of shooting and killing a man after a clash at the protests downtown.

Photos of the incident taken by the Denver Post show a man slapping Dolloff and use pepper spray near the Denver Art Museum.

Moments later, Dolloff then shot the man, according to the photos.

Carol Keltner, who identified herself as the victim's mother, shared the update in a Facebook group called Northeast Arkansas Tea Party Group.

"My son Lee was at the patriot rally today in Denver," she wrote.

"After the rally a person on the BLM and Antifa side went up to him said a few nasty words then shot him in the head. He was murdered because he backed the police," she continued.

"His 24 year old son was with him," she added. "I moved to Arkansas because Colorado got too expensive and liberal. The left has gotten out of hand."

Jay Keltner, who identified himself as the victim's son, also posted to Facebook about his father.

"I can't believe my dad's gone," he wrote. "This will never be right #RIP."

Jay Keltner told The Sun that he was not with his dad at the rally.

Suzan Keltner, the sister of the victim, told the New York Post that the son who was present at the rally is having a difficult time coping after his father was killed.

"He was there," she said. When asked if her nephew was doing OK, she said, "No, no he's not."

She later added: "There's going to be a lawsuit, so I'm not sure how much we can let out."

Keltner was described in other social media tributes as a “loving husband, father and friend” who would help those in need.

Friend Laura Sanders wrote on Twitter: “Lee was a loving husband, father & friend. He was a minister & helped those in need. He has family & friends who are grieving.”

She wrote in another message: “Lee u always had a great sense of humor & always helped those you could. U were one of the good guys! This world is a sadder place without u my friend! Thanks 4 all the great memories & fun times! Praying 4 your family! U were an amazing friend, husband and dad! Love ya buddy!”

Laura added: “I will miss you forever my dear friend! Your life taken by a coward! You were an amazing husband, father and friend! I will miss our conversations and your laugh and smiling face! Rest In Peace Lee! Much love.”

Fox News has more details on this violent act that took Lee Keltner from his family:

Keltner was taking part in a pro-police “Patriot Rally” near the Denver Art Museum when he was allegedly shot dead by Matthew Dolloff, a private security guard hired by KUSA-TV – a local Denver news station also known as 9NEWS.

"There was a verbal altercation that transpired. A firearm was discharged," Joe Montoya, Denver Police chief of investigations, said. "An individual was shot and later pronounced deceased. There were two guns recovered at the scene."

Dolloff was taken into custody by the Denver Police Department on suspicion of first-degree murder, though he has not been formally charged.

Dolloff was contracted through Pinkerton by 9NEWS – a practice the station has followed for a number of months during the widespread protests.

Shortly after he was identified, past posts by Dolloff surfaced, showing that he was more overtly left-leaning politically, with posts talking about how a Trump Button was a “racist button” and calling the Trump administration a "fascist dictatorship."

The shooting occurred during dual protests – the “Patriot Muster” pro-police groups and a “Black Lives Matter Anti-Fascist Soup Drive,” the latter of which included Denver Communists, Colorado Socialist Revolution, Anon Resistance Movement, W.I.T.C.H. Denver, H.O.E.S (Help on Every Street) and Front Range Mutual Aid Network.

While most Americans mourns the death of a true American patriot, hateful leftists like Shaun King instead spread lies about Lee on Twitter, even continually calling him a "facist."


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