It has been days since a New Jersey councilwoman was discovered shot inside her SUV, and with no clear motive or suspect, police are pleading with native residents to show over any potential proof.
The Sayreville Police Department is asking the tenants of the Harbor Membership and La Mer developments to come back ahead with any video footage they could have from the evening of Feb. 1, when Eunice Dwumfour was killed. Particularly, they’re in search of video taken between 6:30 p.m. and eight p.m.
The video request additionally consists of anybody driving within the space with a dashboard digicam who traveled alongside Ernston Highway, Gondek Drive or Level of Woods Drive throughout that window.
Surveillance video completely obtained by NBC New York reveals what might have been the shooter operating at the back of a housing improvement, previous a dumpster. Police are trying into whether or not the person seen on the video was the shooter.
Dwumfour, a Republican who gained an upset victory for her council seat in Sayreville in 2021, was discovered with a number of bullet wounds by officers responding to a 911 name round 7:30 p.m. Wednesday about pictures fired on Samuel Circle and Sayreville. She was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
Regulation enforcement sources say 14 pictures had been fired, and a few neighbors say they noticed safety digicam footage exhibiting Dwumfour speaking to a person standing outdoors her automobile simply previous to the taking pictures.
The gunman escaped between two buildings and into the woods, in accordance with police. There was no speedy hypothesis on his id or whether or not a number of individuals might have been concerned in Dwumfour’s killing. (Obtenga los detalles en español aquí.)
The FBI’s New Jersey workplace issued an announcement Friday saying it was conscious of the investigation into the demise of a 30-year-old council member discovered shot in her SUV and ready to help within the case as wanted. The company additionally instructed that the vary of the case might transcend Middlesex County, and provided their help to each Sayreville Police and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Workplace, if needed.
Detectives have beforehand gone by a dumpster steps from the taking pictures and canvassed the realm downhill, the place the SUV rolled afterward and crashed into parked vehicles. They’ve used bloodhounds as they’ve combed over the realm a number of instances throughout their investigation.
Sources inform Information 4 that Eunice Dwumfour, 30, was shot outdoors her condo constructing Wednesday evening. Tracie Strahan reviews.
Gov. Phil Murphy known as Dwumfour’s demise a “shocking development,” saying state police would help native and county officers with their investigation. He stated he could not recall the final time a gunman killed an elected official within the state. One week after her demise, flags might be flown at half-staff by order of the governor.
A rising star for native Republicans and an IT skilled by commerce, Dwumfour just lately completed her first time period on the council. Sayreville Mayor Victoria Kilpatrick praised her for her religion.
“Beyond her dedication to our community, I can share that she was a woman of deep faith and worked hard to integrate her strong Christian beliefs into her daily life as a person and a community leader,” Sayreville Mayor Victoria Kilpatrick stated.
In line with her LinkedIn profile, Dwumfour was additionally the director of church buildings for a world ministry, Champions Royal Meeting. Dwumfour, whose dad and mom had been from Ghana, was a pastor at an African Christian church in Newark.
Dwumfour received married final summer time — to a person named Eze Kings, a congregant of the church — and was the mom of an 11-year-old lady. Those that spoke to NBC New York stated they knew little or no about her husband, apart from he has spent most of his time in his homeland of Nigeria because the marriage ceremony, serving to construct a church there.
In a Fb publish on Monday, Kings wrote he would proceed to have a good time her as he promised, ending, "I missed you my love."
“She seemed to have it all, she was happy. Happy with her new husband it seems, very happy her daughter and she had the life, she was living the life — the American dream,” stated Sayreville GOP Chairwoman Karen Bailey Bebert.
Sayreville is about 35 miles southwest of New York Metropolis and about 65 miles northeast of Philadelphia.
Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was discovered lifeless in her automotive outdoors her residence late Wednesday evening, Brian Thompson reviews.