David Nathaniel Anderson
David Nathaniel Anderson (1972-2019) was an Extreme Black Hebrew who killed three civilians and a police detective in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Not much is known about Anderson's early life, but from September 1999 to September 2003, he was an Army reservist. However, he was arrested in 2003 for unlawful possession of an air/spring pistol and pleaded guilty to said charge. Anderson was sentenced to three years probation, and was convicted of the same charge in 2008 and was again sentenced to probation.
In July 2009 he moved in with his girlfriend in New York, and later threatened to kill her while grabbing her face. He plead guilty and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
In 2017, he met Francine Graham, who would become his girlfriend. At some point between then and 2019, they became Black Israelites, also known as Black Hebrews. This religious movement believes that African-Americans are the Israelites in the Bible, and some groups, including the one that Anderson and Graham joined, believe that the Jews are impostors who have deprived Black Americans of their identity. 2 days before the shooting, they killed a taxi driver named Michael Rumberger and at the time the incident occurred, the incident was under investigation.
Jersey City shooting
On December 10, 2019, Anderson and Graham killed Jersey City Police detective Joseph Seals near a cemetery. They then drove to JC Kosher Supermarket, where they opened the doors and upon began firing upon entry. They were spotted by officers on patrol, who then responded, but not before they killed three people in the store. More police arrived, and a shootout ensued in which both were killed.
A note was found in the couple's van, reading "I do this because my creator makes me do this and I hate who he hates". Because of this and anti-Semitic social media postings before the attack, it is believed to be a premeditated, targeted hate crime. In addition, an operable pipe bomb was located in the van, indicating possible far deadlier plans.
- Miguel Douglas(aka Douglas Rodriguez), 49
- Leah Minda Ferencz, 33
- Moshe Deutsch, 24
- Joseph Seals, 39
- Michael Rumberger, 34
(Note: It is unknown exactly who killed who due to lack of footage regarding the shooting)