David Anderson was named one of the two gunmen who trapped police in the bay in a dramatic and deadly stand-off in Jersey City for hours, killing veteran detective Joseph Seals in the cemetery, and three other people in Kosher Baliga. The mayor now says that the Jewish food store has been attacked. Francine Graham has been named the other perpetrator. In a statement from NBC New York, Anderson and Graham are called first.
Anderson had made anti-semiticand anti-police statements on social media before the attack, according to NBC News. There were no immediate specifics of those comments. Officials from Jersey City said the motive is under investigation, but investigators believe Anderson's mutual beliefs were behind the attack, according to NBC.
David Anderson Was Once Associated With the Black Hebrew Israelite Movement
NBC New York notes that David Anderson, a 47-year-old, was once affiliated with the Israeli Black Hebrew movement. The station claims there were anti-semiticand anti-police views in an online presence affiliated with Anderson. Inside the U-Haul was found a note with religious writings. The New York Times said they were referred to as "rambling" by a law enforcement source.
The Times also confirmed with an official that Anderson had ties to the movement of the Black Hebrew Isrealite, writing, "The extent of Mr. Anderson's involvement in that group remains unclear, the official said. There is no connection between the Black Hebrew Israelites and the mainstream Judaism."
The Black Hebrew Israelites gained national attention as members of the group protesting in Washington D.C. in January 2019. Covington Catholic High School students met.
David Anderson Had a Criminal Record, Including Convictions of Arms and Domestic Violence
In 2007, Anderson was charged in Hudson County, New Jersey with illegal unlawful possession of a handgun. He was arrested on drug and weapons charges in Hudson County in December 2008, including possession of an unlawful weapon, specifically firearms, and illegal possession of arms, specifically an air or spring pistol. He was also charged with narcotics possession. He was found guilty of being charged with illegal guns and spent time in jail and probation. He had a previous arrest in New Jersey in 2004 as well.
Anderson, who lived in Ohio and New Jersey for some time, was also arrested in Ohio. In 2009, he was charged with criminal misdemeanor, misdemeanor, and pleaded guilty in Portage County, Ohio. He was sentenced to jail for 30 days. The case was the result of an incident of domestic violence, records show.
In Crossfire, Anderson Killed
Jersey City Chief Michael Kelly said at a news conference that on the afternoon of December 10, 2019, the police received a shooting call. At the same time, they learned that an officer, later identified as Seals, a Cease-Fire unit officer known for removing guns from the streets, "was down in another part of the city."
Kelly described the scene of the crime as "very extensive and is at least at three locations. We have one U-Haul stolen vehicle that may contain a fire-fighting device. The bomb squad is looking at it. We've got five DOA people inside the store. We believe that two of them are bad guys, and we believe that three of them are not inside the shop, and perhaps civilians, "he said. That's the death toll.
Video footage released from the terrible shooting yesterday in #JerseyCity #shooting pic.twitter.com/FJQBnV06qH— Buffing Actions News (@BuffingActions) December 11, 2019
Responded to the tactical staff. "Keep your people safe," said one officer on the audio shipping.
#BREAKING Update : Video shows the police response to the active shooter situation in Jersey City. Two Gunmen are said to be now in a store that has been surrounded by the police.pic.twitter.com/9pXDNE8lZJ— Shark NewsWires (@SharkNewsWires) December 10, 2019
Each school in Jersey City has been locked up. Scanner traffic revealed that there could be four other people in the bodega. "We have movement in the store," said an officer at 2:41 p.m. on the scanner. Offices said the store had been "popped out" by a man and then returned.
“This is a neighborhood that’s up-and-coming. It has challenges,” Kelly added. He said it’s becoming safer over recent years. “Folks who live in the neighborhood are supportive of the Police Department.”
Massive police response to an alleged police involved shooting in Jersey City today.... pic.twitter.com/0gOqWHbWTh— Once Again RUfanEsq. (@fparisi14) December 10, 2019
The Anti-Defamation League says that compared to 2013 There was a 150% increase in the number of anti-semitic incidents in 2018 and there were fears that the Black Hebrew Israelite became more militant