Gunman Poses As FedEx Driver, Guns Down Son And Husband Of NJ Judge As They Answer The Door


NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY — A man who was dressed as a FedEx delivery driver is responsible for opening fire on people at a home in North Brunswick, according to police. The home belongs to Judge Esther Salas, who is seated in Newark and was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2011.

Three senior law enforcement officials told News 4 New York a gunman shot Judge Esther Salas’ spouse and her 20-year-old son at their North Brunswick home around 5 p.m. Sunday.

North Brunswick’s mayor confirmed the son’s death; the husband is in critical condition.

Preliminary indications are the husband answered the door and was shot multiple times; the son came running to the door and was shot as well before the gunman fled, the sources said. Judge Salas was believed to be in the basement at the time and was not injured.


The FBI announced that it was investigating, and is looking for a single person responsible for the shooting.

Judge Salas has been involved with many high-profile cases over the years, and has received threats before. It is not yet clear if she was the target.

In 2020, it’s tough to trust anyone. From an armed citizen’s standpoint, many of us will answer the door with our firearms on our person. Others won’t answer the door at all. I fall in the latter category, and let the security cameras alert me to who is outside. Even if it’s a person wearing a FedEx or UPS uniform, I’m still not going to the door. If they ring the bell, I’m checking the camera first before opening the door.

This is a developing story.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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