Published report: Jersey City shooter arrested twice previously in Ohio, once for domestic violence

Posted: Updated:

One of the shooters involved in Tuesday’s deadly shooting in Jersey City lived in Ohio for two years with his girlfriend, and during that time -- was arrested twice, according to a published report.

The Kent Police Department says David Anderson, 47, was arrested once for domestic violence back in 2009 and served 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of criminal mischief.

Anderson was then arrested while he was commuting between New Jersey and Ohio. Police were called to his home for a separate domestic violence incident. Police also found he had an outstanding warrant on weapons charges in Jersey City.

RELATED: Mayor Fulop calls Jersey City shootings a hate crime; police still seek motive 

Surveillance video shows two shooters, later identified as Anderson and Francine Graham, 51, coming out of a stolen U-Haul they parked across from JC Kosher Supermarket on Martin Luther King Drive, and pointing their guns at people outside the supermarket before storming in.

Three people inside the store were killed immediately. Graham and David were later shot and killed inside the grocery store after a long and intense gun battle with police. According to Jersey City leaders and some investigators, the shooters were motivated by hate.

Jersey City Police Det. Joseph Seals was the first victim. He was shot and killed by the suspects at the Bayview Cemetery about a mile away. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal says the two attackers are prime suspects in the death of a man whose body had been found in a car trunk nearby over the weekend. Investigators say it is possible Seals was investigating the two suspects for that crime at the time he was fatally shot.

WATCH: Authorities hold news conference on Jersey City shooting


WATCH: Gov. Murphy thanks police for response during Jersey City shootout

WATCH: Mayor Fulop: No question Jersey City shooting was a hate crime

READ MORE:
News 12's Marci Rubin talks to residents who were near Jersey City gunfire
Parents relieved to see kids after schools placed on lockdown during Jersey City shootout
Police chief: Officers investigating 3 crime scenes involved in Jersey City shooting
Vigil honors victims of Jersey City shootings 

  • New Jersey SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>

  • Your April 2020 Super Pink Moon Photos

    Your April 2020 Super Pink Moon Photos

    This week's Super Pink Moon is the biggest full moon of 2020. Did you see it? Share your photos with us.
    This week's Super Pink Moon is the biggest full moon of 2020. Did you see it? Share your photos with us.
  • Your Breath of Fresh Air Photos

    Your Breath of Fresh Air Photos

    In these trying times, we can all use a breath of fresh air every once in a while. News 12 wants to see your scenic photos while you get your breath of fresh air.
    In these trying times, we can all use a breath of fresh air every once in a while. News 12 wants to see your scenic photos while you get your breath of fresh air.
  • PHOTOS: The Impact of coronavirus around the world

    PHOTOS: The Impact of coronavirus around the world

    CoronavirusCoronavirus
    CoronavirusCoronavirus
    These photos capture scenes around the world as countries cope with the outbreak.
    These photos capture scenes around the world as countries cope with the outbreak. 
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."