An Atlanta rapper watched from a window as his girlfriend was kidnapped outside his home in the Chosewood Park neighborhood.
Mariam Abdulrab had just finished working a late shift as a bartender at Revery VR Bar in Midtown Atlanta when she was kidnapped at 5 a.m. on Friday, August 13.
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Atlanta-based rapper Germ, real name Jerry Antoine, told a 911 dispatcher he heard a commotion outside the home they shared.
He said he observed a man grab Adbulrab and shove her into an SUV at gunpoint.
The rapper's calm demeanor during the 911 call cast suspicion on him.
"Oh my god, bro," he said. "I just watched her get kidnapped in front of my house. What the [expletive]. Oh my [expletive] god... Bro, bro, bro..."
Four hours later, Abdulrab's body was found about half a mile away. She had been shot to death.
Germ paid tribute to Abdulrab on Instagram.
"DAMN TODAY IS A DIFF FEELING I WATCHED MY REAL LIFE BEST FRIEND RIPPED AWAY FROM ME. I DNT KNW WAT TO DO S— IS STAND STILL BUT IMA MAKE SURE THEY REMEMBER HOW SELFLESS ND HAPPY YOU WERE YOU DIDNT DESERVE THIS [sic]."
In another post, Germ posed with supporters in front a of mural of Abdulrab. He captioned the photo:
"I LOVE YOU MERMZ. I ALWAYS TOLD YO LIL ASS YOU WERE LEGENDARY. IDK ANYBODY THT LOVED HARDER THAN YOU, YOU TAUGHT ME REAL LIFE LESSONS . #MARIAMFOREVER [sic]."
A GoFundMe created for funeral expenses raised over $53,000.
The fundraiser's description read:
"She had a love for animals and art. She was never boastful or unkind; she never had a bad word to say about anyone. She was an angelic soul who was a wonderful daughter, sister, and friend. We miss her dearly."
Georgia State Patrol officers arrested suspect DeMarcus Brinkley, 27, following a high-speed car chase that ended when the SUV collided with another car in Griffin, Georgia on Friday.
Brinkley was treated at a local hospital for his injuries. He was booked into Fulton County jail on Tuesday, online jail records show.
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