Evansville city contractor will not be charged for shooting of alleged attacker

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A contractor working for the city’s Evansville Land Bank Corp. will not be charged after shooting a man Thursday while inspecting a house on Fares Avenue.

Evansville Police Department spokesman Sgt. Nick Winsett said detectives determined the contractor was acting in self defense when he fired his handgun, which he had a permit to carry.

“He was clearly justified. There was no other recourse. He was being attacked,” Winsett said.


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He said police conferred with the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office in the decision.

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Kelly Coures, executive director of the Evansville Department of Metropolitan Development, said the contractor is a retired building inspector who was examining the vacant house in the 1700 block of Fares Avenue for cisterns

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Unlicensed security guard in shooting was independent contractor

Charges for Matthew Dolloff, 30 will be filed Monday.

DENVER — EDITOR’S NOTE: 9NEWS is used to covering many different kinds of stories, but usually we’re not directly involved in them. For this reason, A.J. Lagoe from our sister station KARE in Minneapolis is covering the initial stages of the shooting and investigation.

Matthew Dolloff, 30 is facing second-degree murder charges following the shooting and killing of Lee Keltner, 49, during dueling Denver rallies on Saturday. 

Dolloff was working as a security guard providing protection for a 9NEWS producer who was filming the rallies. 

The city said Dolloff was not licensed to work security in Denver at all. 

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Security by 9NEWS was contracted through an agency named Pinkerton, who released a statement that Dolloff was an agent from another company.


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