A suspect in the Sunday evening killing of Daniel Anderl, 20, is dead, an apparent suicide, according to ABC News.
This is breaking news today, Monday.
From the ABC News report:
A body later found at Campsite and Berry Brook roads in Rockland, New York, is believed to be the suspect. He is believed to be a lawyer, leading investigators to believe the judge’s husband was the intended target.
According to the report, the suspect appeared to have died from a “self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
Sources say the suspected killer was sexist attorney Roy Den Hollander, who had a case pending before Judge Esther Salas, mother of the slain victim.
Governor Phil Murphy offered no immediate comment to reporters at the War Memorial.
The son of the Mewark-based federal judge has been shot and killed, and her husband shot and injured in an attack at the family’s home, according to law enforcement sources.
Mr. Anderl was 20 years old at the time of his death.
Initial reports from law enforcement said the child opened the door with the parent right behind. The door opened to a hail of gunfire and the gunman – apparently dressed in a FedEx uniform – fled, a law enforcement source told CNN.
A child and the judge’s husband were shot. The judge is unharmed.
“We are looking for one subject,” the FBI said in a statement. “We are working closely with our state and local partners and will provide additional updates when available.”
Governor Phil Murphy issued a statement:
“Judge Salas and her family are in our thoughts at this time as they cope with this senseless act. This tragedy is our latest reminder that gun violence remains a crisis in our country and that our work to make every community safer isn’t done.”
Likewise, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) released the following statement in response to the reported shooting this evening at the New Jersey home of U.S. District Judge Salas:
“I know Judge Salas and her husband well, and was proud to recommend her to President Obama for nomination to New Jersey’s federal bench. My prayers are with Judge Salas and her family, and that those responsible for this horrendous act are swiftly apprehended and brought to justice.”