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Michael Close Faces 1st Degree Murder Charge In Ballpark Neighborhood Shooting

DENVER (CBS4) - Denver police released the mugshot for Michael Close who is accused of shooting two people in Denver on June 10. One of those people, Isabella Thallas, died.

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Michael Close (credit: Denver)

Thallas and her boyfriend, Darian Simon, were walking their dog near 29th Avenue and Huron Street.

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According to police documents, Simon told police a man in a nearby apartment building confronted them about how they were training their dog. That man, Close, then opened fire using an AR-15, police say.

Darian Simon and Isabella Thallas (courtesy: Ana Thallas)

Close faces a first degree murder charge.

Simon is recovering at Denver Health. Thallas had just turned 21 years old on June 8.

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