One person was killed in a brazen shooting attack on the home of a federal judge in New Jersey yesterday evening. The victim was a 20-year-old a man, the son of U.S. federal judge Esther Salas.
According to authorities, at around 5pm ET Sunday night, Salas son, Daniel Anderl, a student, opened the door of the family’s home in North Brunswick after hearing the doorbell.
The man outside appeared to be a FedEx employee. But without warning he began firing. Daniel was killed and his father, 63-year-old Mark Anderl, a prominent defense attorney, was badly wounded.
Salas was recently assigned an ongoing lawsuit brought by Deuthsche Bank investors. They are suing the bank over what they say were misleading statements about its anti-money-laundering policies, as well as failing to monitor “high-risk” customers like sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Authorities have refused to say whether the Epstein connection is a current motive, but the FBI, who announced it will be leading the investigation, are looking into any connections to the Epstein/Deutsche bank lawsuit. They are also investigating connections to Anderl’s work as a criminal defense attorney.
The FBI says it is looking for one suspect but did not reveal any details about the person.
Jeffrey Epstein was arrested last year on multiple charges related to the running of a sex trafficking operation. He allegedly coerced underage girls into performing sex acts with wealthy and powerful men from countries and governments all over the world.
Epstein committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell weeks after being arrested, but many suspect foul play was involved.