A possible suspect in the fatal shooting of a federal judge’s son that also left her husband in critical condition has died by suicide, according to multiple reports.
Citing two unnamed sources, the New Jersey Globe reports that the gunman suspected of killing Judge Esther Salas’ 20-year-old son and critically injuring her husband has died of an apparent suicide.
The suspect remains unidentified and the circumstances of the reported suicide are not clear.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Judge Salas’ son Daniel Anderl, a college student, was killed on Sunday after a gunman dressed as a FedEx delivery driver shot him at the family home in New Brunswick Township. The suspect also shot Judge Salas’ husband, defense attorney Mark Anderl. The judge’s husband is reportedly in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery.
Judge Salas was home at the time of the shooting but was reportedly unharmed.
An ABC News employee said in a Twitter post that the dead suspect was an attorney, and that Judge Salas presided over one of the attorney’s cases in 2015. The details of that case are unknown.
The suspect who opened fire at the New Jersey home of US District Judge Esther Salas died by suicide near Liberty, NY, multiple law enforcement sources told @ABC
— Anastasia (@AnastasiaElyseW) July 20, 2020
The New Jersey Globe described the suspect as “a disgruntled attorney who had appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas.”
This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates as more information becomes available.
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[Feature image: Judge Esther Salas/Rutgers University]