The seedy underbelly of Atlanta is rarely talked about. It ain’t all strippers and reality stars.
Atlanta Woman And Fiance Dead After Kidnapping And Premature Birth
Unfortunately Briana Brooks, the woman who was kidnapped and shot along with her husband in a Labor Day weekend attack, has died.
A pregnant mother who was critically wounded in a weekend kidnapping that killed her fiancé has died after giving birth to a premature baby girl.
Briana Brooks, 21, was taken off life support Thursday night at an Atlanta hospital after recovered with her fiancé, Jeronta Brown, 24, lying alongside a road early Saturday, WXIA reported.
The couple, expecting their second child, was each found with a gunshot wound to the head in northwest Atlanta.
“They were handcuffed, both of them,” Orenthious Martin, who came across the victims around 4:30 a.m. told WSBTV. “Not tied. There were handcuffs on them.”
DeKalb police believe the Saturday morning attack outside a family home wasn’t random and the couple likely knew their abductors.
But since their terrifying abduction, Atlanta police say they are investigating a second, similar kidnapping of a woman that occurred Thursday morning in East Atlanta.
The story of the kidnapping is some wild isht straight out of a Hollywood movie. Jeronta’s aunt saw the whole thing first hand…
She said the young couple was returning with their 8-month-old baby and Brown’s 14-year-old sister around 12:30 a.m. when they were ambushed by at least two masked men.
“When they pulled up, they pulled up behind them so they were maybe following them,” Brown’s sister, who escaped by running into a neighbor’s yard with the baby, told WSBTV.
Brown also managed to escape, said Myesha, but once he realized Brooks was not with him he came back for her.
“Once he turned around and saw his fiancée laid out on the ground he just turned around and said you just might as well take me too,” she told WXIA.
Myesha, who was inside the house when this all happened, said the abductors then turned their attention to the house.
“The guys walked up, started ringing the door bell, banging on the door. ‘FBI, FBI!'” she said they shouted.
Unable to get in, the men handcuffed the couple and then forced them inside of a brown van.
Shortly after the vehicle left, Brown’s family said they received a phone call from his cellphone. The caller demanded $150,000 for his return.
Tragically negotiations proved fruitless for their release. Roughly four hours later, their bodies were discovered approximately 17 miles away.
Jeronta’s stepfather believes his son and girlfriend were targeted because the family had just received a large settlement check.
Damn shame what people will do to each other over money.
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