Father Kills Daughter Then Shoots Himself After Posting On Facebook, Report Says

Source: Iris Carreras / CBS News

WESTMINSTER, COLO. – Authorities in Westminster said a father fatally shot his 19-month-old daughter then turned the gun on himself after posting details about his motive and a photo of him and the little girl on Facebook, according to CBS Denver.

Merrick McKoy, 22, reportedly shot his daughter Mia at the girl’s mother’s apartment on Monday morning. When police arrived at the home they found both McKoy and Mia shot. The two were taken to Denver hospitals where the child was pronounced dead.

McKoy’s condition has not been released, according to the station.

Authorities reportedly said a woman called police saying she woke up to her ex-boyfriend standing over her with a gun. The woman left the apartment after an altercation with McKoy and told police the he was locked inside with her daughter.

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  • Richard Thompson

    Question. If he had a gun and was pointing it at her, WHY would she leave the apartment without her child???

  • Richard Thompson

    Question. If he had a gun and was pointing it at her, WHY would she leave the apartment without her child???

  • Richard Thompson

    Question. If he had a gun and was pointing it at her, WHY would she leave the apartment without her child???

  • Richard Thompson

    Question. If he had a gun and was pointing it at her, WHY would she leave the apartment without her child???

  • Kassie

    Such a very sad story!

  • Kassie

    Such a very sad story!

  • Mercedes Simpson

    Richard, I’m asking the exact same question. I’m hoping he pushed her out and she didn’t just voluntarily leave with her daughter in danger like that.

  • Mercedes Simpson

    Richard, I’m asking the exact same question. I’m hoping he pushed her out and she didn’t just voluntarily leave with her daughter in danger like that.

  • PrincessLynne

    Why? Why???? would she leave the child behind knowing that he was in possession of a GUN!!

  • Carolyn

    I’m sure she didn’t just leave the baby because she wanted to. She probably had to. She probably had to run out…..possibly just to save her own life. Had she not, there may have been 3 bodies found.

    • CoCo Roux

      Honey, no Mother saves herself and leaves the kid in danger. I, any real Mom would DIE/KILL trying to save their kid.

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