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 是. 星期五, 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 新闻发布会 星期五. They concluded that the body discovered belonged to Abdulrab.
“As it relates to motive and things like that, 我不知道,” 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, 报道 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, 根据报纸.
Brinkley is currently being held in Fulton County jail on charges of kidnapping, murder, 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 哥伦比亚广播公司46.
“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 Instagram 页面. “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,” 报道 期刊宪法. “She had a huge heart and would go well out of her way to help out or provide for folks.”