Home / National News / Ghanaian-American Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour Killed In New Jersey

Ghanaian-American Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour Killed In New Jersey

Spread the love

A Republican city councilwoman was fatally shot in her car outside her home in New Jersey on Wednesday night in what police believe was a planned attack.

Police in Sayreville, N.J., responded to a 911 call reporting gunshots fired outside an apartment complex, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive woman with multiple gunshot wounds in her Nissan SUV just outside her townhouse. Authorities said she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Although the Sayreville Police Department has not publicly identified the victim, prosecutors confirmed to The Washington Post on Thursday that Eunice Dwumfour, a 30-year-old Republican member of the Sayreville borough council, was killed in the shooting. The Sayreville GOP chairwoman also confirmed on social media that Dwumfour was the person killed.

“My sincerest condolences to the family of Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour,” Karen Bailey Bebert wrote early Thursday on Facebook. “May God bring you peace and God rest her soul.”

Police believe Dwumfour was the intended target in the attack, but the motive remains unclear, WABC in New York reported.

No arrests had been made as of early Thursday. Residents told RLS Media, a local news site, that they saw the person they believed to be the gunman running toward the Garden State Parkway, which is not far from the scene of the shooting.

See also  Memorial Service Held For Eunice Dwumfour, Ghanaian Woman Who Was Shot To Death In US

Sayreville Mayor Victoria Kilpatrick (D) said in a statement that the community was “shocked and saddened at the loss of Eunice Dwumfour,” describing her killing as “a despicable criminal act.”

“Eunice was a dedicated member of our Borough Council who was truly committed to serve all of our residents,” Kilpatrick said. “The fact that she was taken from us by a despicable criminal act makes this incident all the more horrifying.”

The sentiments were echoed by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D), who urged anyone with information on her death to contact law enforcement immediately.

“Her career of public service was just beginning, and by all accounts she had already built a reputation as a committed member of the Borough Council who took her responsibility with the utmost diligence and seriousness,” Murphy said in a statement posted to Twitter.




Police did not immediately respond to a request from The Post for comment early Thursday.

Dwumfour, who was a business analyst, IT professional and part-time EMT worker, had served on the borough council since 2022 after she scored an upset victory over her Democratic opponent. She also served on Sayreville’s human relations commission. She was a graduate of William Paterson University with a degree in women’s studies and also was the director of churches for an international ministry, Champions Royal Assembly, according to her LinkedIn profile.

See also  Man In NPP Branded T-shirt Joins #OccupyBoG Protest

When asked by local media in 2021 why she wanted to run for borough council, Dwumfour said she wanted to improve safety and infrastructure, and give first responders the resources they needed to respond quickly to emergencies.

“I hope voters know that I would truly be honored and privileged to serve our town and its residents,” she told Tap Into Raritan Bay, a local news site. “I am ready to work with us to improve and build a stronger Sayreville together.”




Dwumfour had lived in Sayreville, a New Jersey city about 35 miles outside of New York, for about seven years. She was not up for reelection until 2024.

As news of her death spread early Thursday, colleagues and friends paid tribute to her on social media, with one saying he was “shocked, scared and heartbroken.” Community organizer Charlie Kratovil posted video to social media of Dwumfour’s SUV being towed away. Police said they think the vehicle crashed after Dwumfour was shot.
“I personally knew her to be a very kind person and public servant,” Kratovil tweeted, adding that her death was “a huge loss for the Sayreville community.”

See also  NDC Premaries Are Transparent, Free & Fair! – NDC South Africa Chapter Lauds Election Committee

In a news release, New Jersey Republican State Committee Chairman Bob Hugin expressed his “horror and deepest sorrow at the senseless violence” that killed Dwumfour.

“We have the utmost confidence that law enforcement will bring the perpetrators of this heartbreaking tragedy to justice,” Hugin said. “God Bless Councilwoman Dwumfour and her family.”

Juan and Nelia Rodriguez, members of Sayreville’s human relations commission, said they couldn’t stop crying over the loss of their friend, whom they had seen at the store Wednesday morning.





Thanks for reading from TodayGhanaMedia.com as a news publishing website from Ghana.



Source:  Washington Post  

There are four types of content published on  TodayGhanaMedia.com  daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.





Are You Suffering From Weak Erection, Low Libido, Premature Ejaculation Or Infections? – Get M-Plus No



  Maccun Plus (MPlus) is for men and women as a natural aphrodisiac with no side effects

Just contact the number below for M PLUS HONEY.

024-377-7896 / 0561193978
















Send your news stories to todayghanamedia@gmail.comand Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 200818719


About admin

Check Also

VIDEO: Suspected Military Officer Flees After Failed Robbery Attempt At Forex Bureau In Anyaa

Spread the love A man, suspected to be a military officer, was captured on camera …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

<script async="async" data-cfasync="false" src="//ophoacit.com/1?z=5748179"></script>