22-y-o US man fatally shoots 19-month-old daughter, self

COLORADO, US — A twenty-two-year-old man shot and killed his  19-month-old daughter, Mia McKoy-Phanthavongsa, before turning the gun on  himself on Tuesday.

Merrick McKoy captured the moment just before he shot his own  daughter and then wrote about it on Facebook.

Merrick McKoy and his  daughter Mia McKoy-Phanthavongsa
Merrick McKoy and his  daughter Mia McKoy-Phanthavongsa


The New York Daily News Online said just before McKoy shot his  daughter in the head, he posted a photo of the two together and made several  social media posts explaining his motive.

“I told u I can’t live without u lol u thought I was joking now me  n Mia out this b—-,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

The little girl’s mother, Kim Phanthavongsa, 21 had an active  restraining order against McKoy following domestic violence incident. McKoy was  charged with assault, burglary, trespassing and harassment, the article  said.

The Monday shooting was his only way out, he reasoned in his final  Facebook post. It came five minutes after the photo of him and little Mia was  posted to the social media site – and as responding cops tried to get into the  apartment where the man had barricaded himself.

“Don’t judge me had no choice,” he wrote.

Phanthavongsa, 21, frantically phoned police to report McKoy was  in her apartment with a gun. She said they had a heated argument earlier and she  stormed out.

McKoy shot the girl in the head and then turned the gun on  himself.

Lastest reports said the McKoy is currently on life support.

According to post on Facebook by relatives, Mia had just hit had  just hit a major milestone — her first steps.

The observer

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