Lawyer found dead after gunman kills son of US federal judge

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A law enforcement official is seen outside the home of federal judge Esther Salas, where her son was shot and killed and her defense attorney husband was critically injured, in North Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S. July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A gunman posing as a delivery man has shot and killed the 20-year-old son of a US federal judge and wounded her husband at their home before fleeing in New Jersey, authorities said.

The shooting happened on Sunday evening at the home of US District Judge Esther Salas in North Brunswick, New Jersey.

Her son Daniel was killed and her husband, defence lawyer Mark Anderl, was injured, said Chief District Judge Freda Wolfson.

Investigators are examining a possible connection between the shooting and the body of a man found dead on Monday from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in Sullivan County, New York, a law enforcement official said.

The man, a lawyer from New York City, is being investigated in connection with the shooting, the law enforcement official and a judiciary official said. The man had appeared before Judge Salas in the past, the officials said.

Her son, Daniel Anderl, was shortly due head back to the Catholic University of America in Washington DC.

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