NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — (07-19-20) — Judge Esther Salas’ husband and son were shot at their home Sunday afternoon. Both are in critical condition and a massive law enforcement manhunt is underway.  Judge Salas – the first Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench in New Jersey, was in the basement at the time of the shooting and not injured.

Three senior law enforcement officials told News 4 New York that a gunman shot Judge Esther Salas’s husband and child at their North Brunswick home around 5 p.m. Sunday. Both are in very critical condition.

Preliminary indications are when the husband answered the door he was shot multiple times. The son came running to the door and was shot as well before the gunman fled the scene.

Salas has served in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey in Newark for nine years. Prior to that she spent five years as a magistrate judge, and nine years prior to that a federal public defender.

UPDATE: July 20, 2020, Suspected Gunman found Dead

Judge Salas son was killed in the home invasion

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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