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Atlanta Rapper Who Witnessed Girlfriend’s Kidnapping Shortly Before Murder Grieves, Pays Tribute To Her
Jerry Antoine, also known as Germ, voiced his grief on Instagram after witnessing the kidnapping of his girlfriend, bartender Mariam Abdulrab, shortly before her murder.
The boyfriend of an Atlanta bartender who was murdered last week has taken to Instagram to voice his feelings.
Jerry Antoine, a rapper famous in the Atlanta area, shared his grief on his Instagram page after Friday’s kidnapping and murder of 27-year-old Mariam Abdulrab. Known as Germ, the musician posted a couple of photos of him and his girlfriend to his 268,000 followers.
He described how he watched "my real life best friend ripped away from me."
Mariam Abdulrab, returning home after her shift at a local bar, had just pulled into her driveway when a second car pulled up behind her, as previously reported. Surveillance footage showed a suspect taking Abdulrab into their vehicle before reversing out of view of the camera.
One hour later, a second call to police came in reporting sounds of shots fired, according to a press conference held by Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. of the Atlanta Police Department. Authorities believed the calls were related.
Abdulrab’s body was discovered four hours later, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office determined she’d been shot multiple times.
The Atlanta Police Department has since released the audio recordings of two calls to police: the first was from Germ, who initially reported the kidnapping.
“Somebody just- my girlfriend just got out of the car, and somebody just came and kidnapped her and just left,” Germ told dispatch in the recorded audio.
Germ said he was waiting for Abdulrab to return home and looked out the window when the kidnapping occurred at around 5:00 a.m.
“Bro, I just watched her get kidnapped from in front of my house,” Germ shouted. “What the f---! Oh my f----ing god.”
Germ said, “He [the suspect] had a gun to her, and he forced her.”
The second audio recording of a 911 call was placed by the man who discovered Abdulrab’s body three hours later.
“I see a woman facedown here [at] an abandoned home,” said the caller. As the call continued, the man determined that the victim was dead upon seeing blood “around her upper body and arms.”
Later that day, 27-year-old Demarcus Brinkley was arrested after leading authorities on a car chase that ended with a crash, according to local news outlet 11 Alive.
While being treated at the hospital, the Atlanta Police Department secured Fulton County arrest warrants on charges of murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to a press release.
Brinkley has a long history of crime, including child molestation, for which he was sentenced to four years in prison, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Brinkley has been accused of raping multiple children in the past, one of them as young as 5 years old, according to arrest records.
A motive behind Abdulrab’s murder remains unknown.
As seen in another Instagram post by Germ, a painted mural of Mariam Abdulrab can be seen behind friends and supporters.
Germ ended the post with #MARIAMFOREVER.
“My daughter was the most peaceful and loving person,” said her mother, Khalid Abdulrab, according to 11 Alive. “She did not deserve this.”
A court date for Brinkley has yet to be scheduled.