Even though, when questioned by police, the Muslim father said he shot them because he didn’t like that his daughter was dating a non-Muslim boy.
Valley Central (H/T Susan K) The suspect Talal Nimer is facing attempted murder charges after shooting his estranged wife, their daughter and their daughter’s boyfriend. Mission police the gunman’s Muslim faith did not play a role in their investigation. It may not have played a role in their investigation but it undoubtedly played a role in the attempted triple murder. He also felt his daughter’s boyfriend was taking over as the man of the house.
According to Mission Police Chief Martin Garza, Nimer’s religious beliefs will not be taken into account. Garza said police will they’ll focus on several other factors. The first is that Nimer and his estranged wife were going through a divorce after he admitted to cheating on her. Although he admitted his wife was divorcing him because he cheated on her, he said she was “getting back at him” by allowing his 20-year-old daughter to have a boyfriend, a boyfriend that is not of their Muslim religion.
Honor killings of young women dating outside their families Muslim faith or ethnic groups have been reported in England and Germany as well as in the U.S. Another girl was killed in the Phoenix area by her father after she allegedly refused to enter in an arranged marriage. And the two Said sisters were killed by their father in Texas for being too Westernized.
The second factor are statements from the family saying Nimer had previously threatened to kill them.
Currently, both the mom and the daughter’s boyfriend are out of the hospital after undergoing surgeries.
The daughter remains hospitalized in stable condition. She was shot in the neck and must undergo another surgery.
Chief Martin Garza with Mission Police says the husband allegedly forced himself into the home, where he opened fire on his wife, his daughter, and his daughter’s boyfriend.
However, Mission police say the boyfriend fought back, after Nimer had attacked all of them first. “The boyfriend was able to run into the kitchen, grab a knife, and use that knife to defend the rest of the family. By that time officers arrived to subdue the subject,” said Chief Garza.