Eunice Dwumfour’s killer wore all black, left on foot, 911 caller told police

SAYREVILLE – A 911 caller reported that he saw a man dressed all in back "shooting into the driver's side of a white vehicle" the night Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was killed, then fleeing the scene on foot, according to a 911 call obtained by

"The person in that driver side car is probably not alive," the man told police in the call obtained Monday from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office through an Open Public Records Act request.

The Prosecutor's Office declined to release police reports and police body camera video that was also requested, citing the ongoing homicide investigation.

The 911 caller reported hearing gunshots in area of Samuel Circle at about 7:22 p.m. Feb. 1.

"First I heard gunshots. I looked out my window and saw a man shooting into the driver's side of a white vehicle three times and then he ran into a hallway on foot," the man told police.

Police look for evidence in a wooded area near where Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was shot and killed.
Police look for evidence in a wooded area near where Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was shot and killed.

When asked if he could describe the shooter, the man said he was far away, but the shooter was wearing all black and left on foot while the white car crashed into two other vehicles.

The man also reported seeing police arriving at the scene.

The 911 call was one of nine released by the Prosecutor's Office that offered details of the shooting that took the life of Dwumfour, 30, who had recently completed her first year as a member of the Sayreville Borough Council. None of the callers seemed to know it was the councilwoman who had been killed.

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All the callers reported hearing gunshots in the area of the Camelot at La Mer apartment complex in the Parlin section of Sayreville.

One caller reported hearing eight gunshots and his wife spotted someone running who was wearing all black.

Several callers also reported seeing Dwumfour's white SUV crashing into another vehicle.

A dispatcher notified all the callers that police were on their way or already in the area.

No suspects of motives for the killing have been announced and no arrests have been made.

Dwumfour was found dead in her vehicle with several gunshot wounds by Sayreville police officers who went to Samuel Circle off Ernston Road after receiving 911 calls at 7:22 p.m. Feb. 1 of gunshots fired, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone.

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Dwumfour, a Republican, was elected to the Borough Council in 2021 as the first Black woman voted into public office in Sayreville.

In tribute to Dwumfour, last week Gov. Phil Murphy ordered flags to fly at half-staff on Feb. 8, the day of her memorial service in Sayreville.

The daughter of Ghana natives, Dwumfour grew up in Newark and moved to Sayreville with her daughter from a previous relationship several years ago. Last year ceremonies were held in New Jersey and Africa celebrating Dwumfour's marriage to Eze Kings Akwue, a pastor in Nigeria. Dwumfour was a pastor at Champions Royal Assembly in Newark.


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