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A police officer arrives at a parking garage at The Mall at Short Hills in Short Hills, N.J., where a fatal carjacking took place the day before.
Four men were arrested and charged with murder in the carjacking and shooting death of a man who was leaving an upscale New Jersey mall after shopping with his wife a week and a half before Christmas, authorities said Saturday.
“It was the car, not the persons,” she told reporters.
Four suspects in the fatal mall carjacking in New Jersey: Clockwise from left, Kevin Roberts, Hanif Thompson, Karif Ford and Basim Henry
Authorities identified the suspects as Hanif Thompson, Karif Ford, Basim Henry and Kevin Roberts, aged 29 to 33 and all from New Jersey, NBC New York reported. They were arrested Friday night and early Saturday.
The victim, Dustin Friedland, 30, had just left The Mall at Short Hills, about a half-hour outside New York, last Sunday night and opened the car door for his wife in the parking garage. He was shot at least once in the head while he was trying to get in on the driver’s side.
The attackers sped off in the car, a 2012 Range Rover. It was found abandoned the next morning in Newark, about 15 miles from the mall. The wife was not hurt in the attack.
The four men were charged with murder, carjacking and other crimes. Bail was set at $2 million for each. They could face life in prison if convicted, Murray said.
Friedland was a patent lawyer. He met his wife at Syracuse Law School, and they married two years ago.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
SHORT HILLS, N.J. – Authorities are searching for two suspects wanted in the deadly shooting of a man who had just finished holiday shopping with his wife at an upscale mall in northern New Jersey.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says the shooting happened around 9 p.m. Sunday at The Mall at Short Hills. She says two men confronted a couple returning to their vehicle on the third level of a parking deck.
Murray says the husband, a 30-year-old Hudson County resident, was shot in the head as he opened the door for his wife before the men took off in his silver 2012 Range Rover. His wife was not injured.
The man was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The name of the victim has not been released.
Authorities are asking those with information in connection with the shooting to contact them.