Victim Suffers from Gunshot Wound to the Head; Miftari Jailed

Police say Bukurim Miftari shot a woman in the head who was trying to end a relationship with him.


by Megan Mazurek

Police say Bukurim Miftari, 21 shot a woman in the head, who was trying to end a relationship with him, and left her for dead in a midtown ditch off of International Airport Rd. Monday night.

He's charged with attempted murder, assault, kidnapping and tampering with evidence. The victim, Kristen Reid, remains in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon. Doctors believe she may not survive and still has a bullet lodged in her neck.

Police are releasing more details of what led up to the shooting. Sunday night (9/16) Reid went to a nightclub and saw Reid at some point during the night. She left the club at 2:00 a.m. and later Miftari found her at an apartment, brandished a gun, and forced her to come with him.

Police are not releasing what happened immediately afterward, only to say police were dispatched to the scene just before 6 a.m. to find a blue Chevy Tahoe parked in the middle of Fairbanks Street off of International Rd. Reports say the SUV was covered in blood and police found Reid partially clothed lying in the ditch suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. She was immediately transported to the hospital where she remains, fighting for her life.

During the investigation, detectives found some of the victim's clothing and a handgun as well as the keys to the Tahoe in nearby bushes.

Miftari ran from police Monday night after police attempted to locate and question him in a south Anchorage neighborhood off Old Seward Highway and Grange. High winds hampered the search efforts of canines and police.

Miftari made contact with police through his attorney and was booked into the Anchorage Jail just before 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Miftari was arraigned Wednesday afternoon.

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lushi said on Saturday, Sep 22 at 2:16 AM

free buki

Donni said on Saturday, Sep 22 at 12:56 PM

Free Buki

LIZFUA said on Sunday, Sep 23 at 11:12 PM


jhenae said on Friday, Sep 28 at 1:28 PM

i hope he dies in jail.

josh said on Thursday, Oct 11 at 6:24 PM

how is he innocent when he kidnapped his x girlfriend, shot her in the head, and left her in a ditch??? innocent people don't run from the police..and get a lawyer, and days later turn yourself that innocence to you people???

Tim Whitehead said on Saturday, Oct 13 at 6:23 PM

I agree, Josh. Jhenae: Got a better idea!! Where I come from, hanging is the way we execute felons. It's economical (it can be reused). Only the guilty run, get a lawyer, and THEN turn themselves in. I just hope the case is air-tight and he doesn't get off.

greeneyed said on Thursday, Apr 11 at 4:34 PM

free buki!! haha please shut it down. HE isnt innocent at all. he knew exactly what he was doing by kidnapping her, then shots her in the head and left her hopless body in the ditch and runs from the police and get a lawyer then days later turn himself in.....Nope i find him GUILTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I HOPE THAT HE ROTTS IN JAIL. I HOPE HE GETS WHAT HE DESEVERS..

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