New Jersey murder suspect could be hiding in metro Atlanta


Highlights

The fatal shooting occurred May 12 in New Jersey. 

Officials said the suspect has family in Georgia. 

A man accused of fatally shooting a victim at a New Jersey home in May could be hiding out in the metro Atlanta area, FBI officials said. 

Dennis M. Cunningham, also known as Muhamad, faces murder and an unlawful flight to avoid prosecution charges, FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett said Wednesday in a news release. 

Officials said Cunningham, 48, shot and killed Dino Bermudez, 34, on May 12 on the front porch of an Irvington, New Jersey, home. Bermudez was shot in the left thigh and was taken to the hospital, where he died. 

Cunningham was described as 6 feet 2 inches tall and 215 pounds. Emmett said Cunningham has family in Douglasville and has ties to Jesup. 

Officials are asking anyone with information to contact them with tips. Tipsters can also remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.

Know what’s really going on with crime and public safety in your metro Atlanta community, including breaking news, trial coverage, trends and the latest on unsolved cases. Sign up for the AJC’s crime and safety newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.

Subscribe today on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app so you don't miss a single episode of Breakdown: Season 5!

In other news:

[Summary]



Next Up in Local

Pedestrian deaths increase in Georgia, but why on the interstates?
Pedestrian deaths increase in Georgia, but why on the interstates?

Carrying a food tray in his hands, a 46-year-old man attempted to run across the westbound lanes of I-20. Tommy Lee Jenkins made it to the third lane, according to witnesses, before he tried to run back across I-20 to safety around 6:30 p.m. on a Wednesday. It was too late. A Cobb County man immediately applied the brakes when he saw Jenkins, but the...
Atlanta man accused of theft, identity fraud in DeKalb, Gwinnett counties
Atlanta man accused of theft, identity fraud in DeKalb, Gwinnett counties

A man who was arrested in October in Gwinnett County on theft charges is now being sought on identity fraud charges, Channel 2 Action News reported. “I have not taken anything from anybody,” Eugene Hunter said during his arrest in Snellville. However, South Carolina resident John Bowen and his son Eric sought help from Hunter when they...
Barcelona restaurant worker to 911: ‘Somebody’s been shot!’
Barcelona restaurant worker to 911: ‘Somebody’s been shot!’

From inside the bathroom of Barcelona Wine Bar, a sobbing employee called 911 for help. “Somebody’s been shot!” the woman told the operator. “Our boss has been shot.” It was one of four 911 calls placed early Sunday from the popular Howell Mill Road restaurant following a robbery and shooting that killed a 29-year-old...
Cops: 4 men stole $9,000 in guns, electronics from DeKalb pawn shop
Cops: 4 men stole $9,000 in guns, electronics from DeKalb pawn shop

DeKalb County police are searching for four men they say broke into a pawn shop and stole $9,000 worth of guns and electronics.  About 3:30 a.m. Monday, the men broke into the Candler Road Pawn Shop and made off with six long rifles, a replica Thompson submachine gun and two Sony PlayStation 4s, according to a DeKalb County police report. ...
Roswell sets open house on Elm St. plans
Roswell sets open house on Elm St. plans

Proposed improvements to Elm Street in Roswell’s historic district are the subject of a public open house at Roswell City Hall. The meeting is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 28 in Room 220 of Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill St. Representatives of Southern Pines Construction Group LLC, a developer that has proposed subdividing a lot on Maple Street...
More Stories