• The man kidnapped the 18-year-old at gunpoint in a Walmart parking lot
  • He later threatened to shoot her to death if police tried to stop him
  • An accomplice helped the accused as they drove across cities

Lovejoy, Georgia -- A young girl jumped out of a vehicle and ran for her life after her ex-boyfriend kidnapped her from a Walmart parking lot in Georgia.

Cameron Ja’Michael Hopkins, 19, was later arrested and charged with kidnapping the woman.

The victim, identified as 18-year-old Khaliyah Jones, had recently broken up with Hopkins before the incident took place. She was in the parking lot of a Walmart in Lovejoy, Clayton County when Hopkins approached her car with a gun at around 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

Witnesses told responding officers that Hopkins dragged Jones out of her car whilst holding her at gunpoint. He forced the woman into his vehicle and then drove away with her, WSB-TV reported.

An alert was issued after cops were informed about the abduction. Investigators also reached out to Hopkins’ family members, who helped by getting in touch with him.

When family members managed to get Hopkins on the phone, the man said he was furious because Jones broke up with him, and he threatened to shoot her to death if cops tried to stop him.

Hopkins later sought the help of a 33-year-old accomplice, Demarco Jennings, and asked him to pick them up.

Jennings arrived and assisted Hopkins in dragging the victim out of the car and forcing her into the backseat of his vehicle, Lovejoy Police said.

As the men were driving through Macon with the teen, she managed to jump out of the car when the vehicle came to a stop.

Jones ran into a local business and asked for help. When she later spoke to investigators, she told them that Hopkins and Jennings were driving to Albany.

Lovejoy police officers tracked the two suspects down with help from the Albany Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Georgia State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies, according to 11Alive.

Hopkins and Jennings were arrested by Albany police and later extradited to Clayton County.

Officials said they managed to reunite Jones with her family as well as nab the suspects within 10 hours of the kidnapping.

"We again take this opportunity to plead with our community to continue working alongside us for a safer city and if you see something say something!" Lovejoy Police said.

While Jennings was faced with one charge of kidnapping, Hopkins is facing charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, pointing a gun at another, terroristic threats and criminal damage to property.

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