A man has been arrested in West Fargo, North Dakota for aiming a loaded gun at his teenage daughter after she came out as a lesbian.
Kamiran Bakir, 47, was arraigned Wednesday (24 February) on a felony charge of terrorizing.
Police responded to a phone call at about 6.45pm Sunday from Bakir’s daughter, who said he was going to ‘blow her head off.’
Bakir had pointed a gun at his daughter, who is 16 or 17, and relatives who were in the back seat of his car while at a gas station.
Bakir surrendered the gun to officers and said he did not intend to harm his daughter but was just upset that she is a lesbian, court papers said.
Bakir’s daughter told police that, earlier that evening, he told her ‘she was lucky that she’s not 18 because he would have put a bullet in her head.’
A relative said he was upset due to his religion, which is believed to be Islam.
Bakir posted $1,000 bail and his next hearing is set for 30 March.