Four Men Arrested in Deadly Car Jacking at Upscale New Jersey Mall (Video)
Four men were arrested Friday in the deadly car jacking at an Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey.
The suspects said they were looking for a Range Rover to steal – so they shot Dustin Friedland dead.
ABC Local reported:
Four men are in custody in connection with last week’s deadly carjacking at the Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey.
The four have been charged with murder, felony murder, carjacking, conspiracy, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. They are being held on $2 million bail each.
The suspects have been identified as 29-year-old Hanif Thompson, of Irvington; 31-year-old Karif Ford, of Newark; 32-year-old Basim Henry, of Newark; and 33-year-old Kevin Roberts, of Newark.
Dustin Friedland, a 30-year old lawyer from Hoboken, was shot in the head Sunday night inside the mall’s parking garage.
Authorities found his SUV the next day about ten miles away in Newark.
Police say Friedland had just opened the passenger door for his wife and was about to get in the driver’s side when he was approached by two men and shot. Witnesses described hearing three gunshots.
He was rushed to Morristown Medical Center, where he later died. The victim’s wife was uninjured but was also taken to the hospital.
Authorities say the four suspects came to the scene together, and two of them fled driving the victims’ vehicle. They have not revealed who fired the shots.
According to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray, the attack was motivated by a desire to steal the particular vehicle, a 2012 silver Range Rover.
From left: Karif Ford, Kevin Roberts, Hanif Thompson and Basim Henry. (NJ.com)