24 shots were reportedly fired off from a semi-automatic rifle in an attack involving a Denver man gunning down a 21-year-old woman over a feud about dog feces.
At the suspect’s preliminary court hearing on Monday, the revelations about 24-year-old suspect Michael Close’s alleged ambush that left Isabella Thallas dead and wounded her 27-year-old boyfriend, Darian Simon, were disclosed.
In the court, Joseph Trujillo, the Homicide investigator of the Denver police, testified that authorities found six shell casings inside Close’s Ballpark neighborhood apartment, and 18 others outside his window.
Micheal is accused of firing from inside his apartment at Thallas and Simon, who were walking their dog.
Before opening fire, Micheal Close had allegedly yelled at the couple after their dog pooped during a rockery outside his apartment, according to Trujillo.
“Are you getting to train that f—ing dog or simply yell at it?” Close reportedly yelled from his window.
After the 10th June shooting, Close fled in his car and was arrested by police later that day. he’s charged with first-degree murder and over a dozen other counts, and was denied bond Monday, the report said.
Trujillo further testified that Micheal’s girlfriend, Chelsea Thompson, told police that after the shooting, her boyfriend called her crying, admitting to opening fire on two people,
Close was also crying and apologizing when he was arrested, Trujillo said.
Thompson told police her boyfriend had recently been diagnosed with a mental disorder and battled drug abuse .