1. Nineteen-month-old Mia was the daughter of Merrick McKoy, 22, and Kimphone ‘Kim’ Phanthavongsa, 21, who had recently broken up.
The New York Daily News reported that Kimphone (pictured above) told Westminster police that she woke up Monday morning to Merrick – with whom she had recently broken up – standing over her, in her apartment, with a gun. They then had a heated argument which ended with Kimphone storming out.
2. Kimphone called police at 9:35 a.m. Monday morning, reporting that Merrick was inside her apartment with their infant daughter and a handgun.
Westminster Police in Colorado heard gunshots from within the apartment when they arrived at the scene.
3. Before the incident, Merrick posted several ominous updates on his Facebook account.
4. It is being assumed that this was addressed to Mia’s mother, Kimphone.
Kimphone had a restraining order against Merrick following a past domestic violence incident.