A 21-year-old woman was shot to death over a petty feud about dog poop. The victim, Isabella Thallas, and her 27-year-old boyfriend, Darian Simon, were both shot while walking their dog outside the gunman’s apartment in Colorado, USA.
Darian was left wounded while Isabella unfortunately did not survive the attack. The suspect, identified as Michael Close, is reported to have fired 24 shots at them from inside his apartment.
According to KDVR, Denver police homicide investigator, Joseph Trujillo, testified that authorities found six shell casings inside the suspect’s apartment, and 18 other casings outside his window.
According to the homicide investigator, Michael yelled at the couple after their dog pooped in a rock garden outside his apartment. “Are you going to train that f—ing dog or just yell at it?” yelled the 24-year-old gunman before opening fire.
Following the shooting that took place back in June this year, Michael fled in his car but was arrested by the police later that day.
According to a testimony at the preliminary court hearing on Monday (16th November), Michael had called his girlfriend, Chelsea Thompson, after committing the crime. He is said to have been crying and admitted to opening fire on two people. The suspect was also crying and apologising when he was arrested by the police.
Furthermore, Chelsea told police that her boyfriend had recently been diagnosed with a personality disorder and battled substance abuse.
According to reports, the gunman was charged with first-degree murder and over a dozen other counts. The judge also denied his bond on Monday.
RIP Isabella. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the victim’s family and loved ones.
Source: New York Post.