After her late-night shift at an Atlanta bar, Mariam Abdulrab headed toward the home she shared with her boyfriend. As she exited her car around 5 오전. 금요일, her boyfriend looked out and saw a man grab her at gunpoint and force her into another car that zoomed away.
“Somebody just left with my girlfriend!” her boyfriend urgently said in a 911 call released by Atlanta police. “Oh my god.”
Officers later received calls reporting the sound of gunshots and a dead body at another location, police said at a 기자 회견 금요일. They concluded that the body discovered belonged to Abdulrab.
“As it relates to motive and things like that, 모르겠어요,” Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. told reporters in the immediate aftermath of the incident.
But a “person of interest,” who Hampton said was taken into custody that same day, has now been charged with murder, kidnapping and other charges, 보고한다 Atlanta Journal–Constitution.
The suspect, identified as DeMarcus Brinkley, 27, initially was hospitalized with injuries sustained during a police pursuit that led to a crash in Griffin, 신문에 따르면.
Brinkley is currently being held in Fulton County jail on charges of kidnapping, 살인, false imprisonment, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of firearm by a convicted felon, online jail records show. No bond or attorney is listed.
Abdulrab “was just wonderful,” said Sheila Gafeney, a patron of the Revery: VR Bar where Abdulrab worked, reports Atlanta news station CBS46.
“People loved her,” said Chris Spencer, another acquaintance, according to the news station. “She was big in the community.”
“Our hearts are truly broken at the loss of a dear friend and family member,” reads a post on the bar’s 인스타그램 페이지. “Mariam brought light to every single person she came in contact with and will forever be missed.”
Bar manager Dillon Knight said, “Everyone looked forward to seeing Mariam at work, on both sides of the bar,” 보고한다 저널-구성. “She had a huge heart and would go well out of her way to help out or provide for folks.”