Possible assassination attempt against United States District Judge Esther Salas of the District of New Jersey.
A gunman posing as a Fedex delivery driver knocked at their door, then opened fire when the door was opened. Her son and only child was killed, her husband shot and now in critical condition. Salas was in the basement of the house at the time and evidently evaded detection by the gunman.
Salas has been involved in numerous high profile gang related cases, cases related to Jeffrey Epstein and numerous other cases which could generate reprisal.
The FBI, United States Marshals and numerous New Jersey State and local law enforcement agencies are investigating.
There have only been three successful assassinations and one murder among the greater than 3,500 individuals who have served as Article III United States federal judges in the history of the United States. The United States Marshals do a terrific job of protecting federal judges. But obviously 100% protection is impossible.