An Atlanta-based rapper says he watched his girlfriend get kidnapped at gunpoint just hours before she was found dead.
Atlanta authorities have released the 911 phone call from hip-hop artist Germ, who claims to have witnessed the abduction of 27-year-old bartender Mariam Abdulrabm. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the woman had called Germ, legal name Jerry Antoine, as she was driving to his home in southeast Atlanta. Germ reportedly saw Abdulrabm pull up to the residence before she was forced into an SUV by an armed gunman.
“My girlfriend just got out of a car and somebody just came and kidnapped her and left,” Germ told the dispatcher in the morning of Aug. 13. “I just watched her get kidnapped from in front of my house!”
Several hours later, another man called 911 to report he had found a woman’s body face-down outside an abandoned home. The Fulton County Medical Examiner confirmed Abdulrabm was shot multiple times.
“She does not appear to be breathing,” the man told the operator. “This is somebody’s baby.”
Germ took to Instagram over the weekend to mourn the death of Abdulrabm. He shared a series of photo and videos of him next to his “best friend,” as well as a picture of her memorial mural.
“IMA MAKE SURE THEY REMEMBER HOW SELFLESS ND HAPPY YOU WERE,” he wrote. “YOU DIDNT DESERVE THIS.”
Atlanta police have since arrested DeMarcus Brinkley in connection to Abdulrab’s death. AJC reports the 27-year-old was taken into custody on Aug. 13 after crashing the SUV during a police pursuit. Brinkley was hospitalized with injuries sustained in the collision and is now being held at Fulton County jail. He has been charged with kidnapping, murder, false imprisonment, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.
Authorities have not shared any information about a possible motive.