4 Arrested in Fatal Mall Carjacking in New Jersey

30-year-old lawyer was shot in front of his wife in parking garage
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2013 10:16 AM CST
A police officer arrives at a parking garage at The Mall at Short Hills in Short Hills, N.J., on Dec. 16.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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(Newser) – Police have made four arrests in a high-profile carjacking in New Jersey during which a young lawyer got fatally shot in front of his wife, reports the Daily News. The four men were picked up overnight and charged with murdering Dustin Friedland, 30, in a parking garage of the Mall at Short Hills. Police say the assailants confronted Friedland on the upper level of the garage as he loaded gifts into his Range Rover last Sunday night.

Friedland got shot in the head, and his wife was forced from the vehicle at gunpoint, reports the Star-Ledger. She wasn't harmed. The carjackers sped off, and police recovered the vehicle in Newark on Monday. Those arrested last night are Hanif Thompson, 29; Karif Ford, 31; Basim Henry, 32; and Kevin Roberts, 33. In addition to murder charges, they face carjacking and conspiracy charges as well. (Read more New Jersey stories.)

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