Sayreville Councilwoman Shot to Death in Car Outside her Home

Eunice Dwumfour shot to death

A 30-year-old Sayreville councilwoman was found shot and killed in a car outside her home on Wednesday, officials said.

While the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office didn’t identify her, borough officials said the victim is councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour.

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

Sayreville NJ Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour shot to death

SAYREVILLE, New Jersey (WABC) -- Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, from Sayreville, was shot and killed in her car on Wednesday night.

Dwumfour, 30, was found inside her car with multiple gunshot wounds on Samuel Circle just before 7:30 p.m., officials said.

Police say they believe she was the intended target of the shooting, but do not have a clear motive.

Dwumfour was elected to the council in 2021. She was also a business analyst and part-time EMT.

Sayreville Mayor Victoria Kilpatrick said the entire community is shocked and saddened.

Sayreville Police and Middlesex County officials are investigating the incident. No arrests have been made.

Mahesh Chitnis, a commission member, said he was “shocked, scared and heartbroken.”

“When she missed (an) HRC meeting she used to ask me to put her on speakerphone so that she could participate,” Chitnis said. “We will miss her.”

Gov. Phil Murphy also offered his condolences.

“I am stunned by the news of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour’s murder last evening in an act of gun violence,” Murphy said in a statement. “Her public service career 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. I send my condolences to Councilwoman Dwumfour’s family and friends, her governing body colleagues, and the entire Sayreville community.”

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

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