Fox News reports a man possibly involved in the fatal shooting of a federal court judge’s son in New Jersey was found dead in New York’s Sullivan County on Monday afternoon, according to multiple reports.
The man, an attorney from New York City, is being investigated in connection with the shooting, a law enforcement official and a judiciary official told The Associated Press. The man had appeared before the judge in the past, the officials said.
Trooper Steven Nevel, a spokesperson for New York State Police’s Troop F, told Fox News the FBI was on the scene in the town of Rockland to determine if the body found there was linked to the shooting at U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas’ home in North Brunswick.
The man was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, law enforcement officials said. Additional information was not immediately available.
Earlier Monday, an FBI Newark spokesperson confirmed to Fox News that law enforcement was conducting official business in New York, but could not confirm the death or its link to the case involving Salas’ family.
ccording to the New York Post, police and the FBI were on their way to the New York town to probe his connection with a gun found near the scene.
Federal, state, and local law enforcement were on the hunt for the gunman who fatally shot Salas’ son and wounded her husband while disguised as a FedEx worker.
Salas’ son, 20-year-old Daniel Anderl, was killed and her husband, defense lawyer Mark Anderl, 63, is in the hospital after they were shot around 5 p.m. Sunday, officials have said.
Salas was in the basement at the time and wasn’t injured, according to the Associated Press.
The gunman fled in a car, officials said.
Daniel, a college student, was her only child, officials said. He was set to be heading back shortly to The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he was named to the Dean’s List this spring.