The security guard caught on video shooting a US Navy veteran at a Denver “Patriot Rally” was released from jail after posting a $500,000 bond, according to a report.
Matthew Dolloff, 30, a private security guard hired by a local TV station, had been jailed since the Oct. 10 shooting death of Lee Keltner, a 49-year-old vet who got into a scuffle with Dolloff following a right-wing rally in the Colorado city.
Dolloff, who faces murder charges, walked out of jail at 3 p.m. Tuesday after posting the bond, CBS News in Denver reported.
The security guard’s lawyer has argued that he acted in self-defense, but a local judge refused to lower the bond amount, the outlet said.
Dramatic footage of the fatal encounter shows Keltner, who was at the rally with his son, getting into a confrontation with Dolloff and hitting him in the face.
Dolloff is seen pulling a gun from his waistband and shooting Keltner, just as the veteran fires pepper spray at the shooter.
A local TV station, KUSA-TV, said it hired Dolloff through the famed Pinkerton detective agency to protect a news crew during the protest — but did not know he was armed.
Pinkerton officials said Dolloff was not an employee, but rather a subcontractor enlisted by the agency.
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