Police: Suspect involved in deadly shooting of Sayreville council member remains at large
The person who shot and killed a Sayreville council member outside her apartment Wednesday night is still on the loose, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Eunice Dwumfour, 30, was shot multiple times outside of her apartment complex. Officials say that a man was seen shooting Dwumfour and then running away and jumping a fence.
Dwumfour’s closest relatives live at the Zion Towers in Newark. It was there that News 12 met Amos Martey, who has known the family for years.
“It breaks my heart. I was sick about it all of yesterday. I’ve been crying within me,” Martey says.
Like Dwumfour and her family, Martey is originally from Ghana. He says the Dwumfour family is in the process of preparing for her funeral. He says that Dwumfour would have had a bright future in politics. He says that he saw her making her way to Congress one day.
A motive for the killing was not clear.
“I may be wrong, but I believe it may be something related to her job,” Martney says.
Dwumfour had a few jobs. Along with working on the Sayreville council, she also was a business analyst and worked very closely with her church in Newark. She was the director of churches for the Nigerian-based church Champions Royal Assembly, which is located on Broad Street in Newark.
News 12 tried to speak to someone from the church but did not hear back.
Dwumfour’s neighbors in Sayreville say that they heard about eight gunshots around 7:30 p.m. on the night she was killed. The suspect was last seen heading toward the Garden State Parkway on foot.
Dwumfour was recently married. Her husband is in Nigeria. She leaves behind a daughter.
A candlelight vigil is expected to be held next week in her honor.
Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is urged to call the Sayreville Police Department at 732-727-4444 or the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3477.