Father’s Last “lol” Facebook Status Message to Ex Posted Just Before He Shot Their Baby to Death, Shoots Himself

Posted: November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

WESTMINSTER, Colo. – Grieving 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 Westminster police about 9:35 a.m. and said when she woke up, her ex-boyfriend was standing over her with a handgun.

The mother, Kimphone “Kim” Phanthavongsa, 21, told police there was an altercation and she ran out of her apartment at 7030 Stuart St. She called police from a neighbor’s apartment, saying her ex-boyfriend, Merrick McKoy, 22, had a gun and he was inside her apartment with their child.

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

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

“She just learned how to walk,” said a tearful Vannatda Sivixai. “What an angel. Whenever she smiled it was bright.”

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

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

He would just say that he wanted to be with her and if he can’t be with her, nobody can be with her,” the neighbor said.

[Last Facebook Statuses:] “Don’t judge me had no choice”…”I told u I can’t live without u lol u thought I was joking now me n Mia out this bitch.” [Mia is the baby’s name]




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