Son of US District Court Judge shot and killed after opening door to man who posed as delivery driver.
July 20, 2020
The FBI is investigating a fatal shooting that took place Sunday evening at the home of US District Court Judge Ester Salas in North Brunswick, New Jersey.
According to initial reports by the Associated Press and CNN, a lone gunman posed as a delivery driver fired multiple shots and killed Salas’s 20-year old son, Daniel Anderl, after he opened the door.
Salas’s husband, defense lawyer Mark Anderl, was right behind his son when the shooting occurred and sustained injuries, which he is now recovering from after undergoing surgery. Salas herself was unharmed during the shooting.
The lone gunman fled the scene after pulling the trigger.
The FBI released a statement saying they are looking for the perpetrator and are “working closely with our state and local partners and will provide additional updates when available.”
CNN reports that the shooter was wearing a FedEx uniform, but it is unknown as of this time whether the gunman ever worked for the company or just posed as an employee.
The 51-year old judge was appointed by President Barack Obama in December 2010, and the senate confirmed her seat on June 14, 2011, making Salas the first Hispanic woman to serve as a United States District Judge in the District of New Jersey.
Salas recently presided over an ongoing lawsuit against Deutsche Bank “for significant compliance failures” in their handling of “high-risk” customers, which included convicted pedophile and child trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, who suspiciously died in his jail cell on August 10, 2019.