Incident Summary:

12/10/2019: Two assailants opened fire on JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. In addition to the assailants, three people were killed and three others were injured in the attack. David Anderson and Francine Graham, Anti-Semitic extremists, claimed responsibility for the incident and wrote in a note later discovered in the their vehicle, "I do this because my creator makes me do this and I hate who he hates." Sources noted that Anderson and Graham had both anti-Semitic and anti-police motivations and that Anderson had previously been linked to the Black Hebrew Israelite movement. Anderson and Graham were also responsible for the death of Detective Joseph Seals earlier that day along with the murder of Michael Rumberger, a taxi driver, in Bayonne, New Jersey the previous weekend.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New Jersey

Jersey City

Location Details:
The incident occurred at 223 Martin Luther King Drive in the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity JC Kosher
Specific Description Supermarket
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Handgun
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
An AR-15 assault rifle, a Ruger 9-mm semi-automatic firearm, a Glock 17 9-mm pistol, and a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Leah Mindel Ferencz, Moshe Deutsch, and Ecuadorian national Douglas Miguel Rodriguez.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Semitic extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 4
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 3
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Active Shooter Situation in Jersey City, Cop Possibly Shot," NBC New York, December 10, 2019.