A man from Virginia has been apprehended in the nearly four-month-old gunshot death of a Republican New Jersey city councilwoman.
On February 1, Sayreville Councilman Eunice Dwumfour was fatally shot in what investigators at the time termed a targeted attack.
That evening, she dropped someone off at their residence before returning to her apartment complex.
When she arrived at her residence, she was shot multiple times and her vehicle overturned.
SHOCKING: New Jersey Republican Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour assassinated outside her home. pic.twitter.com/7yghXFBmM7
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First responders pronounced Dwumfour, 30, deceased at the scene of the incident.
Tuesday morning at 11 a.m., detectives in Virginia reportedly apprehended a man Dwumfour knew for her murder, according to WABC-TV.
On the night of her murder, Rashid Ali Bynum, 28, of Portsmouth, Virginia, allegedly drove to Sayreville and murdered her.
According to reports, the two met at the Champions Royal Assembly Church in nearby Newark.
Bynum, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, was captured by a surveillance camera fleeing the scene.
Ciccone added that the suspect’s phone indicated he traveled from Virginia to the murder scene the night Dwumfour was murdered.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“The murder has shaken the community, and no arrest will bring back the late councilwoman,” Ciccone said.
New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin also commented on the murder while addressing Dwumfour’s family. CONTINUE READING…