Update: 9:30 pm: Kristen Reid's father tells Channel 2 News that medical staff were in the process Thursday night of harvesting her organs for donation. He has been told that process should be finished Friday morning. Ken Malay says his family is finding comfort in knowing his daughter's gift of life will help others.
Kristen Reid’s family said they expect to take the young mother of four off life support Friday. Her father, Ken Malay, said she was declared brain-dead Wednesday and that her organs will be donated.
Court documents revealed the 30-year-old woman was shot in the head and her former boyfriend, Bukurim Miftari, is accused of the shooting. According to an online search Miftari was previously also charged with several vehicle violations including reckless driving and driving with a revoked license.
Anchorage police said Miftari is linked to the business Miftari Auto. When Channel 2 called the business the number was no longer working. The business license is linked to a home on North Heather Meadows Loop. The blinds at that property were closed and no one answered the door.
One of Miftari’s neighbors said he was warned when he moved into the South Anchorage neighborhood to watch out for the 21-year-old man, who was often spotted driving multiple expensive cars.
“People said, ‘Watch yourself around him,’” Malay said.
Miftari is already charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, assault and evidence tampering. The district attorney’s office said he could face more charges after Reid's death.
Malay said for now, Reid’s four children will live with him. While he’s focusing on the good things about Reid, he’s finding that increasingly difficult.
“I’m doing like anybody would be doing that just lost somebody they love,” Malay said. “I’m not doing great, I’m not doing good.”
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