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CAPTURED | Abdulrahman Alwi

12:47 PM, Jul 5, 2012   |    comments
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UPDATE (July 5, 2012) -- Abdulrahman Hussan Alwi, 24, was captured by the US Marshal's office on Monday, July 2, near the Atlanta Civic Center on Piedmont Avenue.

Alwi was 11Alive's Fugitive of the Week for June 20. Officials with the US Marshal's office said Alwi's capture was the direct result of a tip from our original Fugitive of the Week story.

Officials said Alwi pistol-whipped and repeatedly raped a woman who ended up running through a wooded area naked before getting some help. He was wanted on several charges, including rape, aggravated assault, kidnapping and obstructing a 911 call.

OUR EARLIER STORY FOLLOWS:

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga -- Abdulrahman Hussan Alwi is 11Alive's Fugitive of the Week for June 20, 2012. Alwi, 24, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service for Rape, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping and Obstructing a 911 call.

On May 29, 2012, Alwi and another suspect were at the Rocafella Club on Old National Highway in College Park where they talked a female into leaving with them, according to Marshals.

The woman went willingly, but she had no idea what was about to happen. Deputy U.S. Marshal Eric Heinze said the two men drove the woman to a cul-de-sac on Sarah Cove in Fayetteville. "That's where Mr. Alwi produced a handgun and began to physically assault the victim," Heinze said. "At the same time the accomplice held the victim down and forcefully removed her clothes while Mr. Alwi sexually assaulted her."

Heinze said both men took turns raping her and at one point she tried to call for help. "She took out her cell phone and tried to call 911 at which time Mr. Alwi physically beat her again," he said.

Somehow the woman was able to get out of the car and run through a wooded area with no clothes on. Heinze said she made her way through the woods to a home on Benjamin Circle where she called for help.

Shamia Dious answered the door at 5 a.m. when the woman repeatedly rang her door bell. "I opened the door and she was totally nude and she was crying," Dious said. "She had knots on her head and her nose was bleeding and her mouth was bleeding."

Dious said she gave the woman an old dress of hers to cover up. "I felt so bad for her and I didn't know what to do," Dious said. "She didn't even know where she was, and I just felt horrible."

Heinze said there was a pretty good chance Alwi would have killed her if she had not escaped. That's why they have asked 11Alive News to feature Alwi as our Fugitive of the Week.

Alwi goes to the top of an elite list of fugitives on Rowson's Crime Scene. There you can e-mail the U.S. Marshals with a tip if you know where he is or contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta.

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