UPDATE (CBS46) -- Investigators confirmed that 27-year-old Demarcus Brinkley is the suspect in the kidnapping and murder of Mariam Abdulrab Friday. 

Brinkley was apprehended following a high speed chase in Griffin early Friday afternoon.

Police secured Fulton County arrest warrants against Brinkley for 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.

He is currently in stable condition and is in custody at AMC Hospital detention.

Once released from the hospital, Brinkley will be taken to Fulton County Jail. 

The investigation is ongoing.


ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Police are investigating the case where a woman was kidnapped, then murdered within hours in southeast Atlanta Friday morning. 

Mariam Abdulrab was reported missing around 5:00 a.m., at 501 Burroughs Street in the Chosewood Park neighborhood, after leaving her bartending shift at Revery Bar.

Officers spoke with the caller, who said she had been forced into a vehicle. Homicide Investigators were called to the case. 

Around 6:00 a.m., officers received a shots fired call in the area of Lakewood Avenue and Terrace Way.

Investigators determined the shots fired call was likely related to this incident and investigators were responding to canvas the area, when a witness called around 9:55 a.m. and said Abdulrab was found dead near 1907 Lakewood Avenue.

Abdulrab's best friend, Elisha Kim sent this statement: 

“She is the most caring person in the world. She would literally give you the shirt off her back. She was a daughter, a younger and older sister, a girlfriend, our best friend. She was in the service industry so she knew how waiters and bartenders lives off tips too so she’s always been so generous with her own earnings.”

Police identified a person of interest in the kidnapping, who has been detained outside Atlanta. 

Abdulab's father, Khalid Abdulrab, told CBS46 that he was told the suspect was apprehended during a high speed chase in Griffin. 

A viewer, Claudian Lemons, posted this video to their Facebook of the aftermath of that incident. 

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