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Arrest Made in Shooting Death of Republican Councilwoman

A man was arrested Tuesday in the shooting death of 30-year-old New Jersey councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour.

Dwumfour, a Republican, was shot inside her white SUV and found with multiple gunshot wounds.

The shooting occurred in her Sayreville townhouse complex and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities arrested a 28-year-old Virginia man in connection to the councilwoman’s murder.

Fox News reported:

Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone revealed during an afternoon news briefing that Rashid Ali Bynum was arrested at his home in Chesapeake City, Virginia, with help from the FBI and local police.

Police found Bynum’s number saved in Dwumfour’s phone with the letters FCF, an acronym for the Fire Congress Fellowship, a church with which Dwumfour had previously associated, Ciccone said.

They tracked the phone and his rented vehicle from Virginia to New Jersey and back around the time of the slaying, she said.

Bynum faces first-degree murder and firearms charges and is awaiting extradition from Virginia to New Jersey.

“This was a very complex, extensive case with painstaking police work every single moment until today,” Ciccone said, “and it will continue after today.”

“Rashid Ali Bynum, 28, of Portsmouth, Virginia. Arrested today, Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 10:45 A.M. in connection with the murder of Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour. Bynum was taken into custody outside a residence in Chesapeake City, Virginia without incident,” Middlesex Prosecutor tweeted.

Investigators are still unclear on the motive of the murder.


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