Daniel Anderl, the 20-year-old son of Judge Esther Salas, was fatally shot while his father, attorney Mark Anderl, was injured

By Harriet Sokmensuer
July 20, 2020 01:06 PM
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The man who allegedly dressed as a FedEx driver and killed the son of a New Jersey federal judge on Sunday has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, multiple outlets report.

Daniel Anderl, the 20-year-old son of Judge Esther Salas, was fatally shot while his father, attorney Mark Anderl, was injured during the shooting in the family's North Brunswick Township home. Salas was in the home's basement at the time of the shooting.

The death of the suspected gunman, whose name has not been released, was reported by CNN, ABC, and the New Jersey Globe. Each outlet cites law enforcement sources.

ABC reports the unidentified person was found near Liberty, N.Y.

Esther Salas, Daniel Anderl
Rutgers; Daniel Anderl/Twitter

According to CNN, Salas (who was nominated to the U.S. District Court for New Jersey in 2010 by then President Barack Obama) has worked on a number of major cases — including Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice's 2014 financial fraud case.

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Esther Salas
Rutgers University

One of Salas' neighbors, Marion Costanza, said the confrontation happened at about 5 p.m., according to The New York Times. Costanza spoke highly of the family, mentioning that Salas has previously expressed worries about being in danger because of her job.

"She had some high-profile cases, and she was always a little concerned," Costanza said, adding of the family, "There’s no one like them. They’re extremely good-natured. They would do anything for anyone."