A Georgia man with a history of sex-offense charges was indicted on nine charges, including malice murder, kidnapping and attempted rape after police said he allegedly abducted and fatally shot an Atlanta bartender.
Atlanta police responded to a possible kidnapping report when a caller claimed a woman had been forced into a vehicle at gunpoint near 501 Burroughs Street in Southeast Atlanta around 5 a.m. on Aug. 13.
An up-and-coming rapper, Germ, told police, “I watched it all through my window in my front yard. He had a gun pointed to her and he forced her into a car. He had on a security shirt,” according to Revolt.TV.
About an hour later, officers received a call of shots fired in the area of Lakewood Avenue and Terrace Way, though they found nothing at the scene. Investigators determined the reported shooting was likely related to the abduction call and continued to canvas the area.
A caller reported finding a dead body near 1907 Lakewood Avenue around 10 a.m. Authorities said they identified the woman as Mariam Abdulrab, 27, of Atlanta, and determined that she was the person allegedly kidnapped hours earlier.
Investigators identified DeMarcus Brinkley, 27, as a person of interest in this case, and Georgia State Patrol took him into custody in Griffin, Georgia.
Authorities said Brinkley tried to flee from a traffic stop, and crashed into another car, injuring himself and the other driver, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Both Brinkley and the second driver were taken to a nearby hospital. He was ordered held on traffic charges while the kidnapping and homicide investigation remained active.
Homicide Investigators established probable cause and secured an arrest warrants for murder, kidnapping, false imprisonment and a host of other charges in August. Once he was released from the hospital, he was taken to jail.
Last week, a grand jury indicted Brinkley on several charges in connection to the incident.
Brinkley has a history of charges, including molesting a 6-year-old girl in 2013, according to police. Brinkley was sentenced to seven years in prison and eight years on probation.
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