The shooting took place in an area near a planned rally and police counter-protest, Denver Police Public Information Officer Ana Munoz told CNN on Saturday night by phone.
“The private security guard was contracted by 9NEWS through Pinkerton. It has been customary for several months for 9NEWS to hire private security guards to accompany employees during protests,”
Local officials provided assistance to the victim, who was rushed to a hospital where they were later pronounced dead, investigative chief Joe Montoya said during a press conference Saturday.
Montoya said he had no comment on whether a Denver television station was involved in the filming when asked during the press conference.
Police interview witnesses and review videos of shootings, Montoya said.
Initially, Denver police tweeted that two people had been taken into custody as a result of the shooting, but only one person was taken into custody, Montoya said.
Filming was near 3:37 p.m. (5:37 p.m.) near Civic Center Park when the protest ended, Montoya said.
A verbal altercation took place before the shooting and two cannons and a can of maces were recovered from the scene, Montoya said.