A gunman disguised as a FedEx driver shot and killed the son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, 51, and wounded her husband at their New Jersey home on Sunday, law enforcement confirmed to The Washington Post. The judge was not injured in the shooting. The FBI, U.S. Marshals, and local authorities are investigating.
Both Mark Anderl, 63, husband to Esther Salas and a defense attorney, and Daniel Anderl, 20, son to the judge and a student at Catholic University in D.C., were shot after one of them opened the door for the gunman. Salas’s son died and her husband was rushed to the hospital for surgery, the Associated Press reported. His condition was unclear.
Salas, 51, was New Jersey’s first Hispanic woman to serve as a U.S. district judge. President Barack Obama nominated her for the position in 2010, and she was confirmed by the Senate in 2011. Recently, Salas has presided over an ongoing lawsuit brought by Deutsche Bank investors who claim the company made false and misleading statements about its anti-money laundering policies and failed to monitor “high-risk” customers including convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.