WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado man suspected of fatally shooting his 19-month-old daughter and then wounding himself has died.
The coroner’s office for Adams and Broomsfield counties said Monday that 22-year-old Merrick McKoy was pronounced dead. The cause of death was pending.
McKoy’s daughter, Mia McKoy-Phanthavongsa, was killed Nov. 18 at a Westminster apartment.
Police say the girl’s mother, Kim Phanthavongsa, called police after an altercation with McKoy. She told them McCoy was inside her apartment with her child and had a gun.
According to court records, McKoy was under a restraining order barring him from the mother’s apartment.
Police said they believe McCoy posted a photo of himself and his daughter to Facebook shortly before the shootings. Police spokeswoman Cheri Spottke says the investigation is closed because McKoy is dead.
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