A vigil has been held in memory of 21-year-old Isabella Thallas, gunned down while she and her boyfriend were walking his dog. Picture: GoFundMe.
A vigil has been held in memory of 21-year-old Isabella Thallas, gunned down while she and her boyfriend were walking his dog. Picture: GoFundMe.

21yo woman shot in fight over ‘dog poop’

A woman walking with her boyfriend and his dog was fatally shot by a man yelling at them to pick up the dog's poop, according to police.

The suspect, Michael Close, alledgely shot at the couple from inside his own apartment, aiming at them through the window.

The incident took place on Wednesday near Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, reports The Sun.

The victim is 21-year-old Isabella Thallas, according to various social media posts and a GoFundMe page set up following the incident.

Her boyfriend, Darian Simon, was shot twice but is expected to survive, according to the Denver Post.

Isabella Thallas' life was tragically cut short at just 21 years of age. Picture: GoFundMe.
Isabella Thallas' life was tragically cut short at just 21 years of age. Picture: GoFundMe.

 

Close, 36, was arrested on Wednesday after initially fleeing the city, according to a Denver police statement released on Thursday.

Simon reportedly told police that in the lead-up to the shooting he and Thallas were walking the dog and he had told the dog to poop.

At this point he heard a voice, presumably Close's, shouting at the couple through the window of a ground-level apartment about whether they planned to train their dog or just yell at it.

Simon reportedly tried to ignore the shouting, and then saw a man aiming a gun at them.

Close fired on the couple multiple times.

Thallas died at the scene.

"In summary, the suspect got into a verbal altercation with the victims related to the victims telling the dog to poop," reads the police probable cause statement.

Close then appeared to flee the scene, but was stopped on a motorway leaving the city by Sheriff's Office deputies, who discovered a rifle and a handgun inside his vehicle.

He has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder.

"My heart just goes out to the family, just sending lots of love and prayers and care to the family at this time," said family friend Priscilla Rahn, who created the GoFundMe page, according to CBS Denver.

"We just want to wrap our arms around the family and help support and relieve some of that stress."

People have begun leaving candles and flowers at the scene of the crime.

A candlelight vigil was held nearby on Thursday evening.

This article originally appeared on the Sun and was reproduced here with permission

Originally published as 21yo woman shot in fight over 'dog poop'

The incident was apparently triggered by Thallas' boyfriend's dog (pictured). Picture: GoFundMe.
The incident was apparently triggered by Thallas' boyfriend's dog (pictured). Picture: GoFundMe.


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