The attackers in the horrific Jersey City taking pictures that left three civilians and a cop lifeless are the “prime suspects” in a earlier murder of a livery driver in Bayonne, New Jersey, Lawyer Normal Gurbir Grewal mentioned Wednesday.
Grewal didn’t present another particulars on the connection between Tuesday’s shooters — David Anderson and Francine Graham — and the Bayonne slaying of 34-year-old Michael Rumberger, who was discovered lifeless in the trunk of a Lincoln City Automobile on Dec. 7.
In line with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Workplace, members of the Bayonne Police Division responded to the realm of 17th Road and John F. Kennedy Boulevard at round 10 p.m. on Dec. 7 for a report of doable prison exercise.
There they discovered Rumberger of Jersey City unresponsive in the trunk of the automobile with trauma to his head. He was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
Grewal described Rumberger as an Uber driver throughout a press convention on Wednesday. Nonetheless, a spokeswoman for the corporate mentioned later the slain man has by no means labored for the ride-hailing service.
Rumberger final drove for Lyft in 2016, in line with the corporate.
The New Jersey Lawyer Normal’s Workplace didn’t return requires remark.
On Tuesday, veteran Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals noticed Anderson and Graham in a stolen U-Haul van that was linked to the killing of an Uber driver in Bayonne — and was fatally shot in the top by when he tried to query the pair, legislation enforcement sources have informed The Submit.
Later that afternoon, Anderson and Graham went to the Jersey City Kosher Grocery store Tuesday in a U-Haul van and opened hearth, killing three civilians inside the shop.
The duo was shot lifeless by police.