Sayreville councilwoman’s accused killer extradited to New Jersey from Virginia


The 29-year-old Virginia man charged with the fatal shooting of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was extradited to New Jersey on Thursday, July 27 according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Rashid Ali Bynum, of Portsmouth, Virginia, is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior Court. On Feb. 1, Dwumfour, 30, a Republican and Sayreville’s first Black elected official, was shot multiple times inside her car outside her home in Sayreville in the area of Check Avenue in the Parlin section of the borough. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Surveillance video captured a suspect fleeing the scene in the area of Ernston Road, and witnesses reported seeing a thin man, about 6 feet tall with ear-length braids or dreadlocks, and a suspicious white Hyundai on Gondek Drive minutes before the shooting.

Video footage showed a person walking from the vehicle on Gondek Drive toward Check Avenue just before the shooting. Bynum was arrested May 30 in Chesapeake, Virginia and charged with Dwumfour’s murder, as well as unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose.

A court date for Bynum has not yet been scheduled.

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