On Dec. 15, when 30-year-old Dustin Friedland and his wife Jamie Schare Friedland were sitting in their car after finishing up some Christmas shopping in the parking lot at the upscale The Mall at Short Hills, four men descended upon the couple as they sat in their Range Rover and shot and killed Dustin Friedland before carjacking the couple’s vehicle.
On Dec. 21, ABC News reported that the four carjackers were arrested between Friday night and Saturday.
Three of the suspects, Karif Ford, 31, Besim Henry, 32, and Kevin Roberts, 33, were arrested at their Newark, N.J. homes, while the fourth, Hanif Thompson, 29, from Irvington, N.J., was taken into custody while hiding out in a hotel in Easton, Pa.
"We are very grateful to the Essex County Police and all of the local authorities for pursuing this so vigorously." ~ Jamie Schare Friedland,
Jamie was witness to the horrific shooting of her attorney husband, Dustin, who died from a gunshot wound to his head.
The four suspects are being held on $2 million bail each at the Essex County Correctional Facility in N.J. where they’re all charged with murder, felony murder, carjacking, conspiracy, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose.
Police said in a news conference on Saturday morning that Friedland's Range Rover seemed to be the motivation for the carjacking though the investigation is still active.
Police recovered the stolen Range Rover “in an alley in Newark, about 10 miles from the mall.”
A law enforcement official said that the men arrested could face the death penalty, though capital punishment in New Jersey is prohibited.
Police still aren't certain which of the four suspects was the trigger man in the shooting death of Dustin Friedland.
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