Isabella Thallas Wiki – Isabella Thallas Biography
Isabella Thallas is named as the Colorado woman who was allegedly shot dead alongside boyfriend during an argument that took place shortly over dog pooping before noon on Wednesday near Coors Field, just days after celebrating her 21st birthday. The argument led to shooting in Denver, leaving Thallas’ boyfriend wounded, according to reports.
Thallas attended Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colorado, and LIM College in New York.
Isabella Thallas Age
She was 21 years old.
Who is Darian Simon
Darian Simon is Isabella Thallas’ Boyfriend co-owner and co-founder of the clothing label Be a Good Person, which specializes in streetwear.
Cause of Death
According to a probable cause affidavit cited by The Denver Post, Simon and Thallas were taking their dog, named Rocco, out for a walk in the 3000 blocks of North Huron Street at around 11.42 am when he yelled at the pooch to poop. Simon reportedly heard a stranger’s voice from a ground-level apartment asking if they were going to train their dog to go to the bathroom. He tried to ignore the stranger’s comments but the stranger went on to point a gun towards them, which he initially mistook for a pellet gun. Several gunshots were fired, hitting Simon and Thallas. Thallas was announced dead at the moment while Simon was wounded.
Simon fled away but could not get far because of his injuries. He was taken to a hospital suffering from gunshot wounds to the back and leg. According to the description of a GoFundMe campaign, one of the rounds ‘completely shattered’ his femur, which will require multiple surgeries to repair.
O’Shea officer responded to the accident, warning residents of an ‘active shooter’, and urging them to shelter in place. Jefferson County later contacted Close, tracked Michael Close down to a location near Pine Junction, and US 285, Law enforcement officials claimed. He was taken into custody at 1.25 pm local time. He has no prior criminal record in Colorado.
Victims – identified in reports as Isabella Thallas and Darian Simon – walking their dog near Coors Field when 36-year-old suspect Michael Close argued with them from inside his apartment, one reported the Denver Post.
“The suspect entered into a verbal argument with the victims regarding the victims who asked the dog to poop,” according to a probable cause obtained by the newspaper.
According to police reports, Close asked the couple if he would train his dog or just yell at him. Simon told police he tried to ignore Close before the shots were fired, hitting him twice and killing his girlfriend.
Michael Close Arrested
Police arrested Close later on Wednesday while driving on a nearby highway, according to the report. A rifle and pistol were found inside his car, police said.
Isabella Thallas Family Pays Tribute
Thallas’ parents, Ana Thallas and Josh Thallas, spoke of their heartbreak, 9News reported.
Just two days before the killing, Ana Thallas, a mother-of-three, posted a touching Facebook message wishing happy birthday to her two daughters, Isabella and Lucia, who had just turned 21 and 19. She also tagged Isabella Thallas’ Facebook account. She wrote of Isabella: “21 years ago God blessed me with you, then came your sister. I believe came along to hold your hand through hard times, when I couldn’t be there for you, so you have a friend for life. You have grown to be a beautiful, smart, amazing woman and I love all 3 of you so very much”.
Go Fund me Page
A separate GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help the family with Isabella’s funeral expenses. As of Friday morning, it has raised nearly $50,000.