Judge Esther Salas Assigned to Epstein Deutsche Bank Case 4 Days Before Husband, Son Shot

The son of a federal judge was killed and her husband injured when a gunman opened fire at their family home in New Jersey on Sunday night.

New Jersey U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas' 20-year-old son Daniel Anderl was killed in the attack in North Brunswick, New Jersey, by a suspect dressed in a FedEx uniform. Salas was not injured in the shooting.

North Brunswick Mayor Francis Womack told ABC News that Anderl died after being "shot through the heart." Womack said Salas received threats "from time to time" in the past but she is not believed to have received any recently.

Police have yet to establish a motive for the shooting. The FBI said they are searching for one person in connection to the attack.

"The FBI is investigating a shooting that occurred at the home of Judge Ester Salas in North Brunswick Township, New Jersey earlier this evening, July 19," FBI Newark tweeted.

"We're looking for one subject & ask that anyone who thinks they may have relevant information call us at 1-973-792-3001."

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It is unclear if the suspect was a FedEx worker or was disguised as one at the time.

"We are aware of the media reports and are fully cooperating with investigating authorities," Jonathan Lyons, spokesman for FedEx, told CNN.

On July 15, four days before the shooting, Salas was assigned to the ongoing lawsuit brought by Deutsche Bank investors who claim the company made false and misleading statements about its anti-money laundering policies. The suit also alleged the bank failed to properly monitor "high-risk" customers, including convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Salas was nominated by President Barack Obama and was confirmed in 2011 having previously served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge in New Jersey.

Her most high-profile case in recent years was the sentencing of Real Housewives of New Jersey reality TV stars Teresa and Joe Giudice for financial fraud charges. Salas allowed the pair to serve their time consecutively so one could raise their four children while the other was in jail.

Messages of support have been sent to Salas' family after the attack.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted: "Judge Salas and her family are in our thoughts at this time as they cope with this senseless act."

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez said in a statement: "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."

North Brunswick Police have been contacted for comment.

Correction 7/20/2020, 5.30 a.m. ET: This article was corrected to amend the name of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.

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A woman with a umbrella passes a logo of Deutsche Bank on January 29, 2013 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. A gunman has opened fire at the home of a New Jersey judge assigned to a lawsuit against the bank, killing her 20-year-old son. Thomas Lohnes/Getty
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