Lawmaker Killed In Her Car, Shot Dead

( A Republican borough councilwoman in New Jersey was shot and killed outside of her home last week in what appears to be a targeted assassination.

Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was seated in her white SUV last Wednesday night when she was shot multiple times, according to law enforcement. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to ABC News.

Law enforcement sources told ABC News that Dwumfour had just dropped someone off at her townhome and was about to drive away when the unknown suspect approached on foot and opened fire. Eyewitnesses reported hearing over ten gunshots.

While a motive for the shooting has not been disclosed, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yoland Ciccone told ABC News that Dwumfour’s political affiliation does not appear as yet to have played a role in her murder.

Law enforcement sources told ABC News that detectives are looking at every aspect of her life to determine if she was targeted and why.

In a statement, Governor Murphy said the New Jersey State Police are supporting the ongoing investigation.

The 30-year-old Dwumfour is the first sitting elected official in recent memory to be shot and killed in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy told reporters last Thursday.

Dwumfour was elected to the Sayreville, New Jersey borough council in 2021. She also worked as a business analyst and part-time emergency medical technician. She was the mother of a 12-year-old daughter and recently got married. Additionally, Dwumfour served as a leader at her church in Newark.

New Jersey Republican State Committee Chair Bob Hugin described Dwumfour’s murder as “senseless violence” and said he has “the utmost confidence” that the murderer would be brought to justice.

Prosecutor Ciccone asked that anyone with information on Dwumfour’s death, including surveillance footage from the area where the shooting took place, contact either the Sayreville police or the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.