LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The murder of a prominent lawyer for the men's rights movement in San Bernardino County could be related to the shooting of a federal judge in New Jersey, a law enforcement agency CBS Los Angeles said on Monday.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, 52-year-old Marc Angelucci was shot dead at his home in Crestline on July 11.
"It was terrible," said Harry Crouch, a long-time friend. "None of us on the move, none of his friends ever expected it. When I got the call, we were devastated. "
Crouch, president of the National Coalition for Men (NCFM), said he has known Angelucci, who served as the organization's vice president, for more than 20 years.
"He was loved by practically everyone in the right men's movement," said Crouch. "He was like our right leg."
Crouch said he learned from people at home that the shooter was disguised as a delivery man.
"Apparently someone came into the house as a deliverer," Crouch said. "And when he left, Marc was dead."
Judge Esther Salas' gunman on Sunday in New Jersey was also reportedly disguised as a FedEx delivery agent as he approached the house. Salas & # 39; husband opened the door and was wounded. Her only child, a 20-year-old son, was killed.
Federal Bureau of Investigation investigators identified the suspect in the shooting of 72-year-old lawyer Roy Den Hollander. Hollander's body was found in a car in New York state on Monday. His cause of death was not immediately known.
Hollander was a self-described anti-feminist lawyer who, according to CNN records, had discussed a case before Salas. Sources also said a package addressed to the judge was found in the car.
"I immediately saw a link," said Crouch. "But I want to be very clear that he's not an NCFM member. Why isn't he? Because I kicked him out five or six years ago because he was a crazy job."
Crouch said Hollander was once on the NCFM board, but was removed after threatening Crouch.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department has not named a suspect for the murder of Angelucci, although they have turned the case over to the FBI in New Jersey.