Suspect in US District Court Judge Salas Shooting Incident Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

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  • Source: UncoverDC
  • 09/19/2023

The son of a US District Court Judge has died after a shooting incident on Sunday. 20-year-old Daniel Anderl, and Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Anderl, were shot at their home in North Brunswick, New Jersey. Mark Anderl was shot several times during the incident and is in critical but stable condition, law enforcement sources said.

At around 5:00 PM, the gunman, a white man dressed as a FedEx delivery person, approached the house wearing a mask and knocked on the door. It has been reported that Daniel answered the door and that is when the gunman opened fire, first shooting Daniel and then his father, Mark. Francis "Mac" Womac, Mayor of North Brunswick said in a statement "He was shot through the heart". Mark Anderl is a defense attorney for Anderl & Oakley, PC a law firm that specializes in State and Federal Criminal Defense, Municipal cases, DWI, and Expungements.

Judge Salas has overseen several high profile cases, including the trial of Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Guidice,  and South Side Cartel leader, Farad Roland. Roland subsequently made a deal with the prosecution, and Judge Salas sentenced him to 45 years in prison for five murders, racketeering, and other crimes in furtherance of the gang enterprise. Salas was also assigned on Thursday to preside over the class-action lawsuit brought against Deutsche Bank, a suit which mentions Jeffrey Epstein, among others, as an example of the banks high risk clientele. The suit accuses Deutsche Bank of both making false statements about its business and procedure, and failing to monitor such clients, alleging this irresponsible behavior caused losses for security holders.

Initially, internet users quickly attributed the incident to Salas' appointment in the Epstein case. ABC News is reporting that a suspect in the shooting was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The suspect was attorney Roy Den Hollander who had a case before Judge Salas in 2015 "[He was a] self-described anti-feminist, multiple law enforcement sources briefed on the case told ABC News and the FBI confirmed. Den Hollander represented a woman who wanted to register for the military draft. He was replaced last June as the woman's lawyer before the case was fully resolved. The court docket did not indicate a reason for his replacement and the woman's current attorney could not be reached.”

Roy Den Hollander's body was discovered in a car by a municipal employee in the town of Rockland, New York. A FedEx package addressed to Judge Salas was discovered in the car, sources said. FedEx Spokesman Jim Masilak said in a statement, "We are aware of the media reports and are fully cooperating with investigating authorities."

Salas said in a 2018 story with New Jersey Monthly, that they had hopes that their son Daniel might have had a future in law, "I don't want to dissuade him, but I was pulling for a doctor". She continued, "He's been arguing with us since he could talk -- practicing his advocacy skills". Daniel was a rising junior at Catholic University in Washington, DC, and was enrolled for classes beginning in the next few weeks, the university said. He graduated cum laude from St. Joseph High School in 2018, said Jack Timko, director of external relations at the school. "He was well-respected, well-liked by his peers and the faculty," Timko said. "He exemplified what we call a St. Joseph's man. Well prepared, well educated, respectful, professional".

Attorney General William P. Barr made the following statement regarding the incident: “On behalf of the entire Justice Department, I send my deepest condolences to Judge Salas and her family on the death of their son and wish her husband a swift and complete recovery. This kind of lawless, evil action carried out against a member of the federal judiciary will not be tolerated, and I have ordered the full resources of the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service to investigate the matter”.

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