Monday, November 18, 2013

Dad took infant daughter's photo, put it on Facebook, then shot her to death (Westiminster, Colorado)

Dad is identified as MERRICK MCCOY.

Family: Man took baby's picture, then shot her at Westminster apartment building Monday morning

Posted: 11/18/2013

  Last Updated: 5 minutes ago Anica Padilla  Deb Stanley Deb Stanley

WESTMINSTER, Colo. - Family members tell 7NEWS a man took a picture of his baby on Monday, posted it on Facebook, then shot and killed the girl and then shot himself.

The mother of the baby called police and said when she woke up this morning, her ex-boyfriend was standing over her with a gun.

The mother told police there was an altercation and she ran out of her apartment near 72nd Avenue and Stuart Street.

She called police from a neighbor’s apartment.

Westminster Police Investigator Wayne Read said when officers arrived, they heard gunshots. Officers said they found a child and an adult with gunshot wounds.

Both victims were taken to the hospital. Police confirm that 19-month-old Mia McKoy-Phanthavongsa died.

The condition of the suspect, Merrick McKoy, 22, is unknown, police said.

Police said McKoy had an active restraining order preventing him from being at that apartment.

McKoy's Facebook page shows a photo of the man and the girl posted just before the shooting. Two other posts, after the photo said, "Ima miss stall lol [sic]" and "Don't judge me had no choice [sic]."