Shooter kills son, wounds husband of judge in Epstein fraud case
A man dressed as a FedEx driver killed the son of a federal judge and seriously wounded her husband at their New Jersey home.
The judge, Esther Salas, was recently assigned a civil fraud case involving Jeffery Epstein and Deutsche Bank investors, who say the bank improperly supervised the business of Epstein.
The gunman escaped but local authorities are working with the FBI to find the gunman.
“They are still here, not just the police but the FBI,” says a neighbor of the judge, “there are agents all over the place, It’s unbelievable what is going on.”
“The FBI is investigating a shooting that occurred at the home of Judge Esther Salas in North Brunswick Township, New Jersey earlier this evening, July 19. We are looking for one subject and ask that anyone who thinks they may have relevant information please call FBI Newark at 973-792-3000,” says a statement by the FBI.
So far, authorities have offered no theories about the shooting, but are looking for any surveillance video from the area.
“One woman, who has lived in the neighborhood for 25 years, said police knocked on her door asking if she had any video footage of the area, and she said she was unable to help them, but said another neighbor did provide video to law enforcement,” reports MyCentralJersey.com.
The gunman apparently rang the doorbell around 5 p.m. yesterday and shot the judge’s son immediately as he answered the door. When the judge’s husband came to investigate the noise, the gunman shot him in the chest.
“You don’t expect anything like this around here,” said another neighbor. “We all know our neighbors, we all greet each other and it’s a quiet area.”
Judge Salas, 51, was appointed to the bench by Barack Obama in 2010. Her son was in his 20s at the time of his death. Her husband is in serious but stable condition at the hospital.
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